Journaling Update For Some MacBooks And MacBook Pros

/ 25 September 2007

Today Apple released a Software Update to some MacBooks and MacBook Pros that were shipped in mid-2007, mine didn’t need the update (I got mine in May 2007). The issue is that some systems weren’t shipped with File System Journaling (HFS+ Journaled) enabled. The update will fix this. The update can be obtained either through Software Update or with the stand-alone installer. After you install the update Apple sugests that you follow this procedure:

Insert the Mac OS X Install disc that came with your computer then restart the computer while holding the "C" key. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu. (You must select your language first.) Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility. Click the First Aid tab. Click the disclosure triangle to the left of the hard drive icon to display the names of your hard disk volumes and partitions. Select your internal hard disk drive volume. This is usually Macintosh HD but your internal hard disk drive may have a different name. Click Repair.

Do not install using the stand-alone installer if the update doesn’t show up in Software Update. Enjoy, Alex.