Login Stuck

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2013

    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

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


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