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Making a backup copy of an OSX bootable DVD

Ferg’s gaff – easy peasy DVD copying

Well I knew DD was useful on Linux for backing up DVDs withotu any bother! Well waddayaknow it works fine for OSX bootable DVDs too!!!

Cool or what!!

dd if=/dev/dvd of=DVD.iso

growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/dvd=./DVD.iso

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Mac trivial shennanigans

Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts

Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts

very useful key combos.

Still cannot boot into OSX though!

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Mac trivial shennanigans

Superb OSX support site; saved my Mac!

Apple Macintosh OS X Support Dublin Ireland

login screen won’t accept my password

If you cannot get to the login prompt, or your login window appears but shows no username, it is possible your NetInfo directory has been corrupted.

You can try booting off the OS X installer CD and from within the installer > file menu > reset password you can select the user with a failed login password and reset it.

If this doesn’t work or you do not have the OS X Installer CD, you can try this:

On startup: Command-S Single User Mode

Type each of these commands (bold text), followed by pressing the Enter Key at the end of each line break

fsck -y

mount -uw /

cd /var/db/

rm .AppleSetupDone

cd netinfo

mv local.nidb local.nidb.corrupt

reboot

Very useful!!!!