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  Learning the Mac OS X Terminal, Part 2
Subject:   sudo chmod
Date:   2003-10-10 20:47:45
From:   anonymous2
Hello


I was doing the tutorial when I arrived at the
point were it said to write
sudo chmod g-w /


this didn't work apparently because I couldn't receive mail.
So being a curious rather reckless learner with nothing to lose I tried various other things. I eventualy (not knowing what I was doing albeit I now do) I tried various variations on the above command.


Then I wrote:
sudo chmod -g-w /


Yes I know it wasn't smart but i'm reckless, so the computer decided that if no one was to have privleges I should be seeing the desktop at all, so the screen went blue and I was forced to reboot in os 9 on my second partition.


Now i obviously can't reboot in os 10 because once it loads it cant login in as a user (neither my account nor the roots because all privileges were erased).
I would like to know if there is a way to regain control over my partition or recuperate the data while in my os 9 partition without using data recovery software?


Thank you


Severin Smith


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