ok.....it seems I should not be seeing anything when I type a password, but I still cannot get to the root directory. I went forward to the next set of instructions and decompressed CFMX into the cfmx user directory. Everything seems in order in the cfmx user directory, but I cannot get the Shell Script to execute. I get the following:
[Macintosh:~] cfmx% chmod 755 /opt/coldfusionmx/bin/coldfusionosx
chmod: /opt/coldfusionmx/bin/coldfusionosx: No such file or directory
it seems like this code would search for 'coldfusionosx' in the cfmx user directory. Not sure what to do next. Move the 'opt' folder? recompress in the 'root'?