How to kick Mac OS into After-Installation mode?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hachre, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. hachre macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2007

    I remember I once read that there is a file you have to create somewhere with some special name that tells Mac OS if it is the first startup after an installation or not.

    Depending on that it will bring up the welcome wizard or it won't. Does anyone know what file that is? I have been trying to Google it for a while now but somehow Google hates me...

    I need it because I wanna reinstall Mac OS, then update with the latest Combo Update, and then kick it back into that Wizard mode so I can sell it fully updated but still asking for the initial set up info...

  2. Infrared macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2007
    /var/db/.applesetupdone may be what you have in mind.
  3. hachre thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2007
    Thanks, I think that is what I've been looking for :)

    Edit: Yeah, thanks the file is /var/db/.AppleSetupDone on 10.6 at least, that is exactly what I needed :)

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