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Enter console mode from login screen
Authored by: nitefall on Jun 08, '05 12:04:12AM

Interestingly when I enter [code]>[/code]console mode I get the following message across the top of the screen

"getty: /dev/console: Operation not supported by device"

followed by a blinking cursor on the line below. I can type what ever I want and I get nothing back other than the echo on the screen. After a short time (maybe 30 secs) it times out and returns me to the login window.

Any ideas??

I wonder if I found some hack to disable this mode under Panther and it followed through to Tiger...

I just don't remember.



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Enter console mode from login screen
Authored by: GlowingApple on Jun 08, '05 05:15:53PM

Are you using Tiger? I had used this hint a number of times on Panther, but it seems that Tiger does not allow this. I get the exact same error.

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Enter console mode from login screen
Authored by: ugascottl on Jun 22, '05 11:48:19PM

I have tiger, and i had previously 10.2 and 10.3. I did use the [code]>[/code]console mode in 10.3, i don't remember if it worked in 10.2 or not.. But now that I have upgraded to tiger, it says the same error message and does the same thing in 30 seconds. So maybe they have it disabled somewhere now..hmm. I do like the power, restart, exit however. It might be used to compromise a system it seems.

Anyways, does anyone know how to allow console login on tiger from the login screen?



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