HELP! Can't boot 10.2 anymore. Goes into console.

ingenue007

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Nov 24, 2002
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I brought my laptop along to do some work. I have Diablotin installed and inadvertently changed an extension option; I think I disabled 'secruity' module or something. Anyhow, X boots all the way except of a GUI login, all I get is a console which says
DARWIN/BSD
login:

I can log in with my user name and password, but how do I get the GUI????

I tried typing 'exit' and the console does exit and I get a blue screen resembling X booting, but then it goes straight back into console.

Any ideas? I don't have my X disks here....Thanks.
 

King Cobra

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Mar 2, 2002
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If you even have a bootable disk for OS 9, or Norton, boot up from there, locate the file, and change it back. Don't install anything, just change the extension, if that is what you think the problem is.

If you know how UNIx works (I don't unfortunately), you may be able to boot into single user mode, use mount -uw / and then change the file, but I'm not sure how.

My bad I can't be of more help.
 

ingenue007

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Nov 24, 2002
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Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, I'm away from home and do not have any disks with me. I simply disabled a system extension (I know X doesn't have extensions like 9, but IIRC diablotin calls them extensions..) from loading it seems. I just need to know how to re-enable it from command line.

Arghh.....
 

ingenue007

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Nov 24, 2002
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anyone?

I tried booting with shift for safe mode.....no go.

Tried 'sudo SystemStarter'. no go.
 

ingenue007

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Original poster
Nov 24, 2002
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Got the answer from the author himself.

Once you login, type this:

cd "/System/Library/StartupItems (Disabled)" [return]
ls -l [return]

If you disabled the Security Server, then you should have a line
mentioning:

drwxr-xr-x 5 root wheel 170 Jul 28 04:59 SecurityServer/

If it's the case, then type:

sudo mv SecurityServer ../StartupItems [return]

You will be prompted for your password, enter it and then type:

cd "/System/Library/StartupItems" [return]
ls -l [return]

If the line:

drwxr-xr-x 5 root wheel 170 Jul 28 04:59 SecurityServer/

appears then you can reboot using:

sudo shutdown -h now [return]
 
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