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earlier hint?
Authored by: hayne on Nov 10, '04 10:44:36AM

Do you have a link to the "earlier hint [that] showed us how to use such command line tools as diskutil and installer while in single user mode" ?
I couldn't find it doing a search for: diskutil

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earlier hint?
Authored by: macevangelist on Nov 10, '04 11:02:36AM

Guess what I couldn't find that hint either, so I guess I picked it up somewhere else. Here are the steps needed to use command line tools like diskutil and installer in the single user mode when booted from a hard drive.

1. Boot into single user mode by pressing cmd - S at restart.
2. Mount the disk in read and write mode by executing the command:
mount -uw /

3. Start bootstrap daemons by executing the command:
/usr/libexec/register_mach_bootstrap_servers /etc/mach_init.d

4. Start DiskArb by executing the command:
SystemStarter start Disks

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