Mojave login woes

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by bat66, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. bat66 macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2018
    I've seen a few posts about people having issues when they don't have a password set, but think this could be a new issue.

    I have several accounts on my PowerBook Pro, however on booting I'm not getting any option to enter username and password, or select the user, I'm just getting one username already displayed and only able to enter the password, no options to select other user or enter another username :(

    The worst part about this is that account is one I can't log in to (I did have this working fine, but the user files were on an external SSD drive which got corrupted - hence I can't use this account).

    I did boot once, earlier and get username and password, and logged in as root and attempted to remove the username with the corrupted profile files, but it wouldn't let me through the gui and I got an error from the command prompt (which I didn't write down).

    If I enter a password several times, I get the option to recover my password, and then I can see all three accounts listed and I can reset a password. However, even then after a restart I only get the same user shown and enter a password - which even after just resetting it will not accept the new password.

    If I boot in single user mode I also get the same user displayed :(
  2. bat66 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2018

    OK the actual screen with the username asking for password IS NOT an actual login, it's for the password to unlock the APFS encrypted volume.

    If I enter the password for that, then it will take me to the regular screen for username and password.

    I'm guessing I'll need to unencrypt the volume then delete the corrupted user, then re-encrypt the disk to solve the issue.
  3. StellarVixen macrumors 68000


    Mar 1, 2018
    Why are you calling the MacBook Pro "PowerBook Pro"?
  4. bat66 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2018
    Guess it's a senior moment.. from age.

    Been using Mac's since the original 12" mono, single floppy one (which I still have in the loft, with the extra external floppy drive). As well as still having a 12" G4 Powerbook, Dual-core MacBook (white one), somewhere I have/had a G3 Powerbook, a twin G5 tower, and so on.... heck I had and still have an Apple II while at school, sometimes I guess I make mistakes on which one is called what.

    FYI, in this case, it is actually a MacBook Pro 15.4-inch Retina, with 16GB RAM, 500Gb SSD drive and a 2.7Ghz i7 processor - sorry for any confusion.

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