Weird message in Terminal

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Nekkid Fish, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. Nekkid Fish macrumors member

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    #1
    I have tried to enter a few things in the terminal ... trying to remove an xcode right now ... and I get the following message:

    We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
    Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:

    #1) Respect the privacy of others.
    #2) Think before you type.
    #3) With great power comes great responsibility.

    Password:
    Sorry, try again.
    Password:
    Sorry, try again.
    Password:


    When it asks for a password I can't type anything. :(

    Any ideas on what I am doing wrong?

    I'm the only user on the iMac ... Tiger 10.4.8.

    Thanks bunches! Jules
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

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    #2
    Actually, you are typing something. Rather than displaying asterisks like most systems, UNIX doesn't display anything when typing a password (for security reasons). ...Just type in your password carefully and hit return. :)
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    #3
    You are trying to do something which requires root privileges. You need to type in your root password.
     
  4. Nekkid Fish thread starter macrumors member

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    #4
    Is my root password the same I use to login?

    Thanks bunches! Jules
     
  5. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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  6. Nekkid Fish thread starter macrumors member

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    #6
    Okie ... thanks bunches!

    HUGz! Jules
     

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