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Reinstalled the Sytem
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 28, '01 11:41:23AM

Well the way i did it at first was to boot from the cd. And the ony thing i could do was install again. So i did. It wasn't very clear if it would fix the problems or if it would do a total reinstall of the system. Gladly enough it only fixed the problems. BUT NOT my problem with the folder that was set to read only. It was still there. And it was also still there in the root account.

A small side step here: I'm not sure if users are aware ( i asume they are) but when you login you have your usual login name you can also login with root. For instance i login with "med" and then the password. You can also login with "root" and then the password. However you need to know the password. How to change the password is described elsewere under the UNIX hints. Easiest way is to boot from the cd and check under the file menu when the installer appears. You can set the password there.

Anyway i did that and the folder was still locked. So my best guess is that installing jCalendar changed something in the "core" that i could't change anymore. After coming to that conclusion i decided to boot back in 9.1 and completely remove all OS X associated files from my partition. Also the invisible files (using Sherlock). First made a backup of my users folder on another partition.
Rebooted on the cd again. Did the complete instalation again. Took about half an hour. When that was finished, i copied back my users folder and i could go on where i left. I never did reinstall an entire system so quickly. All prefs. are stored in the users folder. Usually in OS 9.1 i had to set all the prefs again... I'm really starting to love OS X. Might be complicated at first but backing up your system has never been so easy.
And ofcourse my folder problem was solved now.

I think the best advice i can give after this experience is: NEVER install jCalendar, if you don't need it. For that matter be really carefull with any .pkg installation you do.
Know what you are doing. And that's the tricky part in X.



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