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10.5: How to reset Leopard back to the Setup Assistant
Authored by: tomq on Nov 21, '07 09:46:20AM

I could really use this hint, but it didn't work for me. Here is the substance of the original hint:
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According to Apple, to re-run the assistant, you need to:

1. Boot into single-user mode (command-S during startup)
2. Once the command-line prompt appears, type the following:

mount -uw /
cd /private/var/db/netinfo
mv local.nidb local.old
rm ../.AppleSetupDone
exit

When you hit RETURN after typing exit, OS X will restart and the setup assistant will launch automatically. So if you've somehow messed up your primary OS X user, this is a good fix that may get you up and running again, even if re-running the OS X installer does not.
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There is no "username" to replace (that I see) as suggested in the new hint.

When I use the "mv" or "rm" lines I get "no such file or directory". Anybody have any ideas? I am new to the command prompt so exact details would be much appreciated. Any "assumed" details in the recipe would be missed by me.



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