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Authored by: shayster01 on Jan 17, '03 12:13:10PM

Here's what I did:

I changed the hostconfig file as reccomended by apple because it wasn't mounting my cd's in OSX. I must have done something wrong because now it will no start up I just get the the terminal screen. I tried to delete the hostconfig file but it will not give me access because I forgot the admin password (it's not my computer!!). Does anybody have a solution for either resetting the admin password or is deleting the hostconfig the only option?


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Authored by: sardu_mac on Jan 17, '03 02:56:45PM

What changes did you make to the hostconfig? (can you reference the Apple URL that recommended this?)

If you're trying to type the admin password in response to the 'sudo' command, it's asking for your password not the admin password.

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Authored by: sardu_mac on Jan 17, '03 03:04:44PM
If you still have access to a user account that's in the admin group, try this: sudo -s (enter YOUR password) cp /etc/hostconfig /etc/hostconfig.bak cat << DONE > /etc/hostconfig HOSTNAME=-AUTOMATIC- ROUTER=-AUTOMATIC- AUTOMOUNT=-YES- DONE sync shutdown -r now

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