MacBook Stuck On Select Language Menu

biddy79uk

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 28, 2013
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Hi there i have been given a MacBook by a friend and at first when i got it was stuck on a blue/grey screen,
Anyway i booted into safe mode as booting into disk Utility wouldn't load and when safe mode loaded i had the option to load my & girlfriend account but when i typed my password in it just stuck on a multicolored page with nothing showing and it kept returning me back to the safe mode log in menu.
After much reading on forums i got to a page that sugested this to enable Admin Account.
"Solution
You can use this trick to create a new admin account - then you can change the other passwords.

Make sure the you do not space in between the db/.Apple and use capital letters where they are in the code and it will work:

# Reboot
# Hold apple + s down after you hear the chime.
# When you get text prompt enter in these terminal commands to create a brand new admin account (hitting return after each line):

mount -uw /
rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
shutdown -h now



# After rebooting you should have a brand new admin account. When you login as the new admin you can simply delete the old one and you're good to go again! "
after entering this i am now presented with a "Select Language Menu" but no matter what i try it brings me back to this Language Menu.

Again after more reading i was told to do this,

"Reset Lion password with Single User mode

Anyone running Mac OS X Lion can take advantage of this method:

Shut down your Mac and turn it back on while holding down the Command and S keys at the same time until your see a black screen with white text. This is known as Single User mode.
You can skip this step, but it’s recommended that you don’t because it will check the consistency of your hard drive. At the prompt, type fsck -fy and press Enter.
Once the disk check is complete and the prompt returns, type mount -uw / and press Enter.
Type launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.opendirectoryd.plist and press Enter.
Type ls /Users and press Enter. All of the usernames on the computer will be listed, which is helpful if you don’t know or remember what these are.
Type dscl . passwd /Users/username password while replacing username with one of the users displayed in the previous step and replacing password with the new password of your choice. Press Enter. You will likely get an error message about a file or directory not being found – it’s safe to ignore this.
Type reboot and press Enter"
And again it brings me back to this Language Menu.
Please can anyone help me i'v searched and read everything allover please

Thank You
 

blueroom

macrumors 603
Feb 15, 2009
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Toronto, Canada
Whenever you're given a used computer always reinstall the OS. Older MacBooks it came on a DVD, newer ones you use the recovery partition hold <option> R on power-up (before the chime)
 

biddy79uk

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 28, 2013
3
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I have tried that option mate still nothing works nothing happens & i dont have a OS disk but i do have an optical drive on this BLACK Macbook

Thanks for replying
 

biddy79uk

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 28, 2013
3
0
Please can anyone help me on this as i am about to give up and sell it on ebay
I cant access the safe mode now (which i could )before i tried installing Snow Leopard from a downloadable web site MY BAD I KNOW :(
PLEASE HELP !!!

Thank You