Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Click here to return to the 'Did you enable root access?' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Did you enable root access?
Authored by: Anonymous on Aug 11, '01 11:41:13AM

Root is enabled. I am not able to login to the GUI at start up. I just get the shaking login screen.
When I went to single user it appears the information netinfo needs is gone. Is there a way to replace or fix this either from 9.1, single user, or on my other X partion that still works.

[ Reply to This | # ]
Did you enable root access?
Authored by: dbhill on Aug 12, '01 03:24:18PM

If files are missing, perhaps you have damaged directory structure. DiskWarrior is OS X compliant so you might try that. You can run DiskWarrior from the 9.1 partition or from the CD.


[ Reply to This | # ]
Did you enable root access?
Authored by: marcelv on Aug 12, '01 04:24:44PM

I think you damaged your NetInfo-structure, I've had that once, but was able to fix it.

I've heard from a friend that he was able to get his whole config back by just reinstalling MacOS X. The great thing he said was; the files and programs and documents I've created were still on the disk after reinstalling.

Seems that when you reinstall the system, it only puts back the files that are missing or corrupted.


[ Reply to This | # ]
This happened to me too :(
Authored by: rushmoom on Aug 15, '01 05:15:55PM

I had this happen just a couple of days ago. Sadly after much flailing I decided the only thing I could do was start over.

I assume this was a netinfo corruption of sorts. At first I figured I was ok, since I was able to boot into single user mode, I would to a restoral of my netinfo data using a backup dump. Unfortunately the niload (command line netinfo util) command segfaulted when I tried to use it.

I then tried reinstalling OS X, but was shocked when I restarted only to find that it was still trying to use the existing accounts (i.e. there's apparently no "clean" install). My last resort was then to choose the "erase disk" option in the installer and start from scratch.

Fortunately I could still boot into 9 using the cd, so I was able to backup all of my data prior to reformatting.

On a positive note, it was actually fairly easy to get my system back to "normal" just by restoring my Applications and home directory.

[ Reply to This | # ]