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10.5: Join 'wheel' group as possible fix for system issues
Authored by: delight1 on Jul 03, '08 02:39:59PM

from personal experience, i can say this is not a good ideal, at least for you main account.

with group wheel, in system prefs -> sharing -> file sharing, i was able to add the root of my harddrive to be shared, and then able to give all users _NO_ permission to read it.

after that i couldn't boot... it took me 20 minutes to remember that even thought i had firmware's security-mode set to command (and open firmware is gone on intel) that i could 'option' boot.... at which point i was finally able to repair disk permissions with my install disc...

it hurt



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