Big Problem! moved /etc/ on desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by PioneerSkies, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. PioneerSkies macrumors newbie

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    hello!
    Yesterday I made an alias of /etc/ on a desktop, but this morning when i boot up my mac i had a "missing /etc/file" then I realize that I didn't make an alias of /etc/, but moved it on the desktop :eek:
    Is there a way to send /etc/ back home?
    Please help me!
    Thank you.

    PS:sorry for the poor english...
     
  2. mwpeters8182 macrumors 6502

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    #2
    if you can get into a terminal, you can move it back (you want to move it to /)

    cp -r ~/Desktop/etc/ /etc
     
  3. PioneerSkies thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you!

    By the way, is there a way to boot on the terminal?
    My boot stop at the missing file line, and I can't do anything(the keyboard doesn't reponds)
     
  4. mwpeters8182 macrumors 6502

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    I think even booting to the terminal will require /etc. If you have another mac, you can use firewire target mode and move the files that way, and you should be a-ok.

    MP
     
  5. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    You should be able to boot from your Mac OS X CD and use Terminal from the CD to move the file on your hard drive. I've never really done that, but I think it's possible.
     
  6. PioneerSkies thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you!
    The OSX DVD gave me access to terminal and i could repaired the /etc link
    :)
     

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