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If you're absolutely completely stuck at this point, here is a way to get on to the next problem...

You can bypass the setup wizard altogether by tricking osx into thinking it has already run.

Reboot, hit F8, and enter -s

After pressing enter, you'll eventually end up at a command line.

Type:
/sbin/fsck -fy
/sbin/mount -uw /
touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
passwd root
...and enter a new password.

This will at least get you into osx, though you'll be running as the "root" administrator account... which is always recommended you don't use. (I believe you can use the "adduser" command if you'd like to setup a proper account)
You also will have skipped all of the configuration, so you'll be forced to use US English on a QWERTY keyboard, you will not be able to migrate your old account off another mac, you may not be able to setup networking manually.... But at least you'll be able to log in!

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I have had this problem before aswell ... Well only on my Striker... which I might add is where i am stuck due to the graphics update 1.0 killing my install...
I know that it is simply because i have to use the -x switch to get in.. I know that if it needs to identify my keyboard at this point it will always loop... I have to (using mac drive in windows) add the correct kexts for video and network and get it to a point that i dont have to use the -x and it goes through...

Dont know if this will help anyone but hope it does..

Cheers,
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If you're absolutely completely stuck at this point, here is a way to get on to the next problem...

You can bypass the setup wizard altogether by tricking osx into thinking it has already run.

Reboot, hit F8, and enter -s

After pressing enter, you'll eventually end up at a command line.

Type:

/sbin/fsck -fy
 /sbin/mount -uw /
 touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
 passwd root
...and enter a new password.

This will at least get you into osx, though you'll be running as the "root" administrator account... which is always recommended you don't use. (I believe you can use the "adduser" command if you'd like to setup a proper account)
You also will have skipped all of the configuration, so you'll be forced to use US English on a QWERTY keyboard, you will not be able to migrate your old account off another mac, you may not be able to setup networking manually.... But at least you'll be able to log in!


This got me in and I was able to setup user accounts and whatnot. So what is the cause of that loop if it wasn't network cards and whatnot? This didn't happen the first time I went through with Kalyway.

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This got me in and I was able to setup user accounts and whatnot. So what is the cause of that loop if it wasn't network cards and whatnot? This didn't happen the first time I went through with Kalyway.


Not a clue. Same thing happened to me... Installed kalyway fine, botched 10.5.2 update, formatted, tried to reinstall kalyway, got the welcome loop.
I'm pretty sure I chose the same options for install, too.. I know once I had this problem with the BrasilMac image, and I was able to fix it with network drivers.. though not this time... maybe I had my lan disabled in the bios during the whole first install. I tried disabling it after I was stuck in the loop and it didn't help. I know when it finally did work, it was trying to setup my network through firewire, so I know it never did find my network card properly... *shrug*

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Somewhere on here there's a post that tells you how to bypass the loop. Not sure where but its here somewhere.

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I tried the "touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone" but it gave me a directory not found, and it is the /db directory not there...
and it keep on saying something about my hdd is locked...
also my passwd root doesn't work too.. wtf .... i got the ghey

anyone can help ?

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The important part is:

/sbin/fsck -fy
/sbin/mount -uw /

touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
passwd root


/sbin/mount -uw / >>> note a space between -uw and / this mounts the root "/" and unlocks it!


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I tried the "touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone" but it gave me a directory not found, and it is the /db directory not there...
and it keep on saying something about my hdd is locked...
also my passwd root doesn't work too.. wtf .... i got the ghey

anyone can help ?



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i think the easiest way is to type the following ... in the prompt where you would normally type -s, -x, etc.

"Graphics Mode"="640x480x32"

type that verbatim, including the quotation marks. this worked for me! I was stuck in the "Do You Already Own a Mac" part for a couple of days... tried disabling my network card, typing in those "/sbin" codes, nothing worked except the above. you might also wanna type in -x after the quotes to go into safe mode just in case.

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Hi everybody!

My laptop Acer aspire 3680 (Kalyway 10.5.1) was giving me trouble from 2 days with this #### loop when I found this topic. I didn't found it before because the forum search engine is too bad :-(

The -x trick didn't work (I didn't went into any login screen)
The "Graphics Mode"="640x480x32" trick didn't work (boot in low resol. then switch to high resol. at the welcome video)
But the trick given by inedible did WORK:
CODE:/sbin/fsck -fy
/sbin/mount -uw /
touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
passwd root


So it was as simple as creating this .AppleSetupDone file
So good
Big thanks to inedible
Then I have been able to boot as root in Graphic mode
I have been able too change the settings to my prefered language, to create new user (through the graphic account manager no useradd or adduser command in the shell)
Now it's perfectly running.
It did save the change I made during the loop when choosing a keyboard. It was quite confusing to type a password on a keyboard set to azerty layout in graphic mode while it has been defined in qwerty layout after booting in shell mode ( -s ) but I went through

I confirm my laptop is equiped with a Marcell Yukon Ethernet adaptor and there is no option in the bios to disable it.

So next step is to get the network and audio working

But today is a great day Mac OS X is running on my laptop
Thanks again to all the team working on this project.

--
Jmp0

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Ok here is what I found works for this problem. I have tried most every thing including disabling my nic in the BIOS and pulling out my Wireless card nothing helped it would still loop. If I used the graphics mode option it would skip the Video intro but still loop.

That is when I remembered that I had gone though that part earlier when I had my PS/2 keyboard plugged in instead of my USB. So I rebooted with the PS/2 plugged in and it when right on though to the registration page. I then unplugged the PS/2 and plugged my USB back in and it worked just fine. So in my case it had nothing to do with the network cards at all. I verified this by doing a re-install with the nic and wireless both turn on from the beginning same thing. Now if I could get it to boot without the DVD in the drive!

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i feel retarded... make sure you take out the CD when booting and trying to do:

CODE:/sbin/fsck -fy
/sbin/mount -uw /
touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
passwd root

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Reboot, hit F8, and enter -s

After pressing enter, you'll eventually end up at a command line.

Type:

/sbin/fsck -fy
 /sbin/mount -uw /
 touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
 passwd root
...and enter a new password.


Hmm... The 'touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone' gives me a 'Read-only' error. I'm guessing this is because I can only boot using the CD to press F8. I imagine, I can get it to boot without the CD, I can get it to work right. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Hmm... The 'touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone' gives me a 'Read-only' error. I'm guessing this is because I can only boot using the CD to press F8. I imagine, I can get it to boot without the CD, I can get it to work right. Any ideas? Thanks.


I have the same problem as well -- I have to use the kalyway 10.5.2 dvd in my DVD-ROM drive to boot up, otherwise I get the B0 error.

To actually create or touch the /var/db/.AppleSetupdone file on your HFS hard drive partition, I did the following:

1. When at the Darwin boot loader (with the DVD in the drive), press F8 and type
mach_kernel -rd:/dev/rdisk#s# (replace #s# with the partition where 10.5.2 lives, you can use Disk Utility to find out where your OS X lives)
(if this is a typo, try mach_kernel rd:/dev/rdisk#s#), omitting the - in fron tof the rd:

Then run the steps normal steps above to do a fsck, mount the root partition (you're doing a fsck and mount of the hard drive partition, not the Kalyway DVD, so the files will be writable. You can then do the /var/db/.AppleSetupdone step, and change the root passwd. Afterwards, you'll skip the Welcome Screen

/sbin/fsck -fy
/sbin/mount -uw /
touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
passwd root

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did you do system update?
Ohh these kids these days. :P

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If you're absolutely completely stuck at this point, here is a way to get on to the next problem...

You can bypass the setup wizard altogether by tricking osx into thinking it has already run.

Reboot, hit F8, and enter -s

After pressing enter, you'll eventually end up at a command line.

Type:

/sbin/fsck -fy
 /sbin/mount -uw /
 touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
 passwd root
...and enter a new password.

This will at least get you into osx, though you'll be running as the "root" administrator account... which is always recommended you don't use. (I believe you can use the "adduser" command if you'd like to setup a proper account)
You also will have skipped all of the configuration, so you'll be forced to use US English on a QWERTY keyboard, you will not be able to migrate your old account off another mac, you may not be able to setup networking manually.... But at least you'll be able to log in!



i went through the whole procedure but it seems its not working do i have to type exit at the end of everything ? because it does not give me any error but it does no work plz help

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I had tried to install Mac OS X Loeopard 10.5.1 (Kalyway) but I got the welcome loop at the first time, after that I didn't know what to do. I was installing it on my HD where Windows XP already there. I failed a few times so I stop it and went back to install Windows because I couldn't use the welcome loop trick (I couldn't boot it without the Leopard DVD) and I got that the HD was read only.

I tried to install it again this week and set it as MBR (I overwrote my XP boot partition). I can use the welcome loop trick now without problems :)

Acer aspire 3680 running Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.1. Everything seems to work flawlessly except line in jack, microphone, modem, and card reader.



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/sbin/fsck -fy
/sbin/mount -uw /
touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
passwd root


Now call me a spaz, but I've booted WITHOUT DVD and gone through this process which worked perfectly.
The problem I have now is, I get the login screen with no user name. So I tried Administrator and my password.
That didn't work
So I went back and selected the only user from the user selection box and tried my password again. Still no joy

So the question is, what should the username be?

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Now call me a spaz, but I've booted WITHOUT DVD and gone through this process which worked perfectly.
The problem I have now is, I get the login screen with no user name. So I tried Administrator and my password.
That didn't work
So I went back and selected the only user from the user selection box and tried my password again. Still no joy

So the question is, what should the username be?


OK I'm in now.. The username was Root
password was the one I set previously.. And most of the hardware works too like the sound, video, keyboard and mouse.
I just need to get my blasted newtwrok card to work now :)
That's for another thread though.

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Well it's a little annoying right now, I got a dark blank screen with a cursor blinking in it when booting up (after the bios successfully loaded). I have been using Kalyway 10.5.1 for about a month, but I'm currently returning back to Linux because this issue although I've installed it a few times but no lucky with it, dude. My HD is formatted using MBR partition mapping and I was selecting boot_mbr option when installing Leo (I had it worked before). Should I repartition my HD with guid mapping?

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/sbin/fsck -fy
/sbin/mount -uw /
touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
passwd root

for some reason after i type that in and it prompts me for a new password, my keyboard does not seem to work and the only key that works is enter. help!





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