Oh no, Tiger just **** itself - /etc/master.passwd: no such file or directory

edesignuk

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Nope.

I do have a full drive backup from a few months back. Any smart unix peeps got any idea how I can copy the backup master.passwd over? Trying now but not having much luck :(
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Don't know any smart unix ways, but you could try the "reset password trick" with a Tiger install DVD.

Edit: Look here under resettint the original admin account password at the bottom.
 

edesignuk

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PANIC OFFICIALLY OVER! Thanks all for your concern :p

I fixed it!!!!! :D YAY!

Short story: I'm a dips***.
Lesson: Don't f*** about with the terminal and sudo command when you don't really know what you're doing :eek:
 

Freg3000

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edesignuk said:
PANIC OFFICIALLY OVER! Thanks all for your concern :p

I fixed it!!!!! :D YAY!

Short story: I'm a dips***.
Lesson: Don't f*** about with the terminal and sudo command when you don't really know what you're doing :eek:
The only time I ever open terminal is to check my uptime and impress my friends by typing in "top" and then pretending that I know what it all means. :)
 

ham_man

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Onizuka said:
:confused:

Is it wrong that I want to make out with your avatar?
No, that is a perfectly natural response.

edesignuk said:
Lesson: Don't f*** about with the terminal and sudo command when you don't really know what you're doing :eek:
Did that once before and thought that I broke Spotlight. Managed to fix it somehow. Can't remember though...
 

superbovine

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Freg3000 said:
The only time I ever open terminal is to check my uptime and impress my friends by typing in "top" and then pretending that I know what it all means. :)
just type:

Code:
touch me
to impress your friends:
 

clayj

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edesignuk said:
PANIC OFFICIALLY OVER! Thanks all for your concern :p

I fixed it!!!!! :D YAY!

Short story: I'm a dips***.
Lesson: Don't f*** about with the terminal and sudo command when you don't really know what you're doing :eek:
How did you fix it? I ask in case anyone else here ever runs into the problem... Rule #1 of tech support is "document your problems and solutions... you never know when you (or someone else) will need the info again".
 

edesignuk

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I had managed to rename my /Private folder (which is a hidden system folder) to /.Private. So I booted of my external firewire drive, made all files visable (which is when I noticed what I'd done) and renamed it back to /Private.

Problem solved *as he wipes the sweat from his brow*
 

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