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  1. OK, so I booted up from the iDeneb install disk, deleted the System folder via Terminal, and reinstalled (hoping that my user account would be preserved but a fresh System would be installed). All went according to plan, I can login, etc. However, the keyboard doesn't work and the graphics kexts aren't installed. An easy fix, you'd think, BUT my account has been reset to a Standard account and doesn't have Admin privileges. So I figured I'd enable the root user, login as such, upgrade my account to admin status, log back into my account, and install the proper kexts. But when I boot up again from the iDeneb install disk and reset the password for the root user, I still can't login as root at the login screen (when I put "root" in the Name field and the password in the password field it refuses it). Does anyone have any idea how to get root access in order to upgrade an account from standard to admin in my predicament? I can't do it the normal way - Directory Utility - because I don't have admin access, and it seems that booting from the install disk and resetting the root password doesn't work either. Thanks again
  2. Apologies in advance for my ignorance, but I know very little about what I'm doing here: I was running iDeneb v1.4 10.5.6 on an Acer Aspire One and everything was just dandy. Then, being an idiot, I ran Software Update without realizing the OS had been updated as well (I was just trying to get the iTunes, iLife, etc. updates). The current situation: the machine boots, I see the Acer splash screen, followed by the Darwin x86 / Chameleon screen I always saw, then I get the grey apple screen, and then the whole process repeats. It continues in this loop until I force shut it down. Any ideas about how I can get this thing to boot or again, or am I screwed unless I do a fresh install? Thanks in advance for any advice Nick
  3. I'm completely new at this, so apologies if I seem ignorant (I am). I just bought a AOA150-1447 with the intention of installing Leopard on it, and I really have no idea where to begin. What's all this about iATKOS and iDeneb and Kalyway? They all seem to have pros and cons and be at different stages in the 10.5.x progression, but I am unsure which would best suit my purposes (I'd like to run 10.5.6, if it's possible). Any help, or just a push in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  4. If you go into address book and right-click a number, you can hit "large type" and have it appear across the screen (presumably to make dialing the number easier). Does anyone know if there's a terminal command that causes a similar effect on inputted text?