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Wish I'd known this this morning!
Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 22, '01 08:10:55PM
I mucked around with NetInfo, and I paid the price. Freeze at the bluescreen between boot panel and login window. I tried a bunch of stuff, including deleting the netinfo database. This let me get to the login window - but I had no accounts! I restored from another machine, and had to change my users, etc.

Then I get back on line and this tip is here. Just my luck. =(


To everyone not afraid of the Terminal! Backup your NetInfo!

% sudo tar cvf netinfo.tar /var/db/netinfo/


If you ever have trouble, boot into single-user and type:

fsck -y

% mount -uw / (It tells you to do both of these)

% rm -R /var/db/netinfo/

% tar xvf /var/db/netinfo.tar

% sync

% sync (Yes, twice)

% shutdown -r now (It says shutdown, but it will reboot)



That should do it.

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