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qblake

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Haider,

I'm pretty new to Hackintoshing, and I just got my first install completed. I used Hazard's Snow Leopard ISO, which for some reason had a faulty bootloader, so I used Chameleon in conjunction with it. After everything was installed, I get to the First Setup Wizard, and it hangs after I click continue on the Would you like to transfer your data from another mac screen. So I reboot to Single User, run fsck and mount everything, run touch /var/db(I think this was the directory, it did work)/.AppleSetupDone, and reboot. When it boots up, I realize that there's no user accounts (Silly me), so I boot back into single user, run passwd root, but it doesn't work. Here's the log, or at least what I wrote down

root#: passwd root
Changing password for root.
New Password: (types in new password)
Retype new password: (types in new password)
passwd: Unable to change the password for record root. eDSRecordNotFound

Rebooted not thinking it would work, and it didn't. Help meh if you can

Thanks,
Quincy

Sidenote: Dunno if this has anything to do with it, but the fsck exits with signal 8 unless I run the boot args with maxmem=4096. I can live with 4GB, so don't bother with that unless it is why passwd is failing. I also tried to use dscl to make an account manually, and if you need me to I can post the logs of various errors it threw at me.

Whoops, don't mind my spelling in the topic name :)

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you can boot with your DVD Snow and go for Utilities and change the passw, or from Terminal app

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Tried that, it says it succeeded, but when I try to login with the new password it says it's wrong.

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try this


RESET YOUR PASSWOR:

boot with -s

sbin/mount /

rm/var/db/.AppleSetupDone


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I already said that doesn't work, it freezes on the third screen





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