Have a friend with a G5 running Tiger 10.4.11. Recently he installed an hp printer update for his hp printer. Since then the system has been hosed. It appears to me as if it is permissions. Finder comes up with nothing populating the left side of the panel such as attached drives and directories...the apps/util folder is empty, i can't access console as it doesn't seem to exist anymore. I installed Cocktail and selected the pilot tab. Mac office products now work again. Another attempt at running Cocktail has been pointless as it just hangs with no indication of doing anything. We have tried installing applejack but with no luck...suspect permissions issues again. So anyone seen this? Any way to install applejack from Single user on a systems with permission problems? I did attempt to boot off the install disk but the user can;t find the disk and my versions are a mismatch so no joy.