Oh no, Tiger just **** itself - /etc/master.passwd: no such file or directory

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Just rebooted my iMac because Safari was coming up with some weird error when trying to get to my gmail. All I now get it this:
    Recoverable?
     
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  3. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Nope.

    I do have a full drive backup from a few months back. Any smart unix peeps got any idea how I can copy the backup master.passwd over? Trying now but not having much luck :(
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Don't know any smart unix ways, but you could try the "reset password trick" with a Tiger install DVD.

    Edit: Look here under resettint the original admin account password at the bottom.
     
  5. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    PANIC OFFICIALLY OVER! Thanks all for your concern :p

    I fixed it!!!!! :D YAY!

    Short story: I'm a dips***.
    Lesson: Don't f*** about with the terminal and sudo command when you don't really know what you're doing :eek:
     
  6. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    LOL!!
     
  7. XNine macrumors 68040

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    :confused:

    Is it wrong that I want to make out with your avatar?
     
  8. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    The only time I ever open terminal is to check my uptime and impress my friends by typing in "top" and then pretending that I know what it all means. :)
     
  9. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    No, that is a perfectly natural response.

    Did that once before and thought that I broke Spotlight. Managed to fix it somehow. Can't remember though...
     
  10. XNine macrumors 68040

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    Is it wrong that I want to have sexual relations with YOUR avatar? God, two of the hottest women in one topic. Thank you! God does love me!
     
  11. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    just type:

    Code:
    touch me
    
    to impress your friends:
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Haha, so now I have a useless file called "me," but I can tell you that, as for its timestamp? I am so in control of that sucker. :p
     
  13. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    *grovels*
     
  14. clayj macrumors 604

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    How did you fix it? I ask in case anyone else here ever runs into the problem... Rule #1 of tech support is "document your problems and solutions... you never know when you (or someone else) will need the info again".
     
  15. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I had managed to rename my /Private folder (which is a hidden system folder) to /.Private. So I booted of my external firewire drive, made all files visable (which is when I noticed what I'd done) and renamed it back to /Private.

    Problem solved *as he wipes the sweat from his brow*
     

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