Right, I go into work today and my mac wouldn't boot (G5 quad 2.5). Actually more truthfully, it would boot but only into a restore partition which has jamf Casper software on it. Our casper back ups are stored on an X-Serve so it can be restored to any machine on the network, via the network. So, I've run the Casper back up software a couple of times over and I'm getting a problem which we've never had before, not sure if it's an issue with the installation or the machine itself. After the image has installed the Mac reboots as normal but instead of getting the log in screen as normal ( we are all network users here.. grr ) I get a black screen with a couple of lines of text ni the top right. /etc/master.passwd: No such file or directory -sh-2.05b# I tried booting up from the OS disk and I get a kernel panic, a page full of script and the multi languge message saying to turn off at the power. As I said, I've gone thorugh this a couple of times over now incase it had a problem first time round but no joy. Any ideas?