User Logon Options Missing

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by alphacrust, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2008
    Anybody else having to reset their machine in order to get their User logon options to appear ? At the moment I'm getting nothing more than the grey chequered wallpaper and a movable mouse pointer. :-(

    The only way to get around the problem appears to be force-resetting the machine (27" iMac late 2009) by holding the power button which seems to allow the machine to correctly boot on the second try. :-/

  2. macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2008
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Feed Me

    Jan 7, 2012
    Location Location
    It seems you have installed OS X Mountain Linen, not Mountain Lion.

    There's a joke here somewhere about Apple's over zealous use of that linen texture :rolleyes:
    "In 10.4, it was just the reverse-side background of the weather widget, but now, in 10.8, Linen IS the OS. Simple."

    My only advice would be to back up your stuff and do a clean install.

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