Thursday, February 11, 2010

Error message in OSX Console - Can't create kext cache under / - owner not root

I was getting an error in the console:

    com.apple.kextd[10]: Can't create kext cache under / - owner not root

This can be fixed by doing the following command:

    sudo chown root:admin /


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow thank you worked ! had the same damn problem

QuiteTall said...

hey no problem

Scott said...

Do you know what causes this message?

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Tip!!! Thank you sir!

I've found I can cause this message by doing an 'erase free space' under disk utility FWIW :)

Anonymous said...

Hey thanks!

chris said...

Nice! I created a link on my blog. :)
http://cdenesha.blogspot.com/2011/05/thank-you-quitetall-for-your-post.html
chris

QuiteTall said...

Chris - you are welcome!