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Removal of hostconfig file will prevent OS X booting
Authored by: charlietuna on Feb 25, '03 10:53:56AM

it wouldn't be right to call this a bug. the absense of the /etc/hostconfig file will cause problems just as removing any number of vital items from an OS 9 System Folder will cause problems.



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Removal of hostconfig file will prevent OS X booting
Authored by: robg on Feb 25, '03 11:18:57AM

Sorry, wrong term ... I changed it to 'effect.' It still seems odd that you can't even get into a usable single user mode when the file is missing ... especially given that the file is nothing more than a list of services to start or not start. It's not like deleting a binary executable or anything; it's a text file.

I would also hope that, given the critical nature of this file, it would have an automatic backup of some sort that loads if the original is missing or damaged.

-rob.



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