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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.

Marcelv



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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.



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