After some research via AppleCare help in Sherlock, I found that root access had not been enabled nor assigned any password (it's disabled by default). I used the NetInfo Manager to enable root access/password and then expanded the 'cfmxinst.bin' file from the root as outlined.
However, I'm still stuck getting the 'coldfusionosx' script to launch. I pasted the code into BBEdit then saved with Unix line feeds into the 'bin' directory. I keep getting a file not found error:
[Macintosh:/] cfmx% chmod 755 /opt/coldfusionmx/bin/coldfusionosx
chmod: /opt/coldfusionmx/bin/coldfusionosx: No such file or directory
I've triple-checked the directory path, pasted code, file name, etc. Could it have to do with some other file setting? File Creator or Save State?