Help!! Renamed System folder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by edwardk9, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. edwardk9 macrumors member

    edwardk9

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    #1
    I renamed my system folder while trying to do something. Stupid Stupid!

    Is there anyway to rename the file back? I can't boot into anything but open firmware. Is it possible to do it from there?
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Do you have an OS X CD or DVD? You can boot from that.
     
  3. edwardk9 thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah I have Tiger CD's but is there any way to change the name of the file back? I really don't want to reinstall everything.
     
  4. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    You should be able to boot into the Tiger install DVD, mount your Macintosh HD, and rename your system folder from there.
     
  5. edwardk9 thread starter macrumors member

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    How would I do that? I have booted into Tiger installation but I do not have any options to rename files.


    I have disk utility, startup disk, system profiler and network utility.
     
  6. eva01 macrumors 601

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    or connect it to a different computer and change it from there
     
  7. edwardk9 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have a PC and a Mac. So no Target disk mode.
     
  8. edwardk9 thread starter macrumors member

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    I used a ubuntu livecd to rename the system file!

    Thanks for all the suggestions, however!
     

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