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Re: Change your short username
Authored by: spdif on Nov 27, '01 12:17:20PM

I did this recently and it works just as desribed. I just logged in as root and then changed my user folder's name. Then I changed all references in NetInfo. The only gotcha I found is that for some reason, it denoted my renamed account to a non-admin status. So, I had to log back in as root and designate myself as an admin again.

-T



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Re: Change your short username
Authored by: tacoboy on Apr 12, '02 10:40:43AM

Oh boy. So this worked for me too, sort of. I also had success changing my short name this way, and it did remove my Admin status. However, not only do I no longer have a user with Admin status, but my original Admin user can no longer do anything at all, like use System Preferences, or Internet Explorer. I have tried logging in as the root user into both the Terminal and Netinfo, but I am somehow denied access. I also tried logging in in single user mode and deleting the Netinfo database, forcing it to recreate itself, but I was unsuccessful there too.

Yes, I am in over my head and stuck. Any tips or words of encouragement???



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Root user can't run NetInfo?
Authored by: robg on Apr 24, '02 02:44:48PM

So you logged in at the main screen as 'root' and you can't run NetInfo? What sort of errors are you getting when you try this?

-rob.



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