Login Stuck

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by jeitzen1012, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Mar 26, 2013
    #1
    Hello,

    I have a MacMini that is running Mountain Lion. It belong to a friend, they had gotten it from craigslist. I was giving him a hand fixing it, I usually am a windows guy, but have limited exp with macs and images them etc.

    I used the resetpassword command, to reset the password for all users to blank.

    After this, I was unable to login as the user Kiosk, it acts like its logging in, the the screen flashes white and returns to the login screen.

    I went through the recovery, repaired user permissions from resetpassword. I also use the permissions repair tool, in disk utility.

    This was all to no avail, so I went through the installing of another copy of Mountain Lion, via recovery.

    Once it completed, the machine rebooted and was back at the very same screen...

    This time i have wiped the disk and I am trying the recovery again.

    I have a 10.6.3 disc, should I need to reload Snow Leopard?

    Any tips and advice is much appreciated, thanks in advance.
     
  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mar 26, 2013
    #2
    Got it, wiping the disk first seemed to be the key.

    Thanks.
     

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