Can't log in.

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Moe, Jun 4, 2003.

  1. Moe macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2003
    Was doing the software update yesterday, and this borrowed iBook I have hung while "Installing Quicktime." It sat there with the progress bar at the same point overnight, and the cursor was the pinwheel the whole time... couldn't do anything.

    So I shut it off, rebooted single user, ran fsck and rebooted again. Now when trying to log into either of the admin accounts on the machine, it takes the password, but just sits there with the progress bar in motion.

    On single-user boot, I get the following errors:

    verifyCompatibility(): Extension "" cannot be found.
    getDependencyListForKmod(): Dependency of is not compatible or is unavailable.
    load_kernel_extension(): Can't get dependencies for kernel extension "".
    IOCatalogue: cannot be loaded.

    find didn't find searching from the root. Any chance I can fix this at the command line?
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Can you log in as root (in Aqua)?

    Can you run boot in Multi-user mode, after being in Single-user?
    I mean type "SystemStarter" when you're in Single-user mode.
    Then log in by typing "login", followed by username and passwd.
    If you can do that, it isn't your NetInfo database.....
    BTW, those "extensions" are also not found on my 10.2.6 system.... maybe additional hardware...?
    Otherwise you can use the 10.2 CD, and repair disk permissions, or even "archive & install" a new OS (without the loss of data).

    I wish ya good luck.
  3. Moe thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2003
    AFAIK, it was never enabled on this machine, and I don't know the password anyway

    Yes, I can. That's good news!

    Guess I'll have to go back to the borrowee and borrow the disk too. Thanks for your help!

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