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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Solution: overcoming black screen single user mode and missing "/etc/hostconfig"

One of the worst things to happen upon starting a Mac is to find yourself at a black screen with white text, instead of the familiar Finder. That's what happened to me recently. I had found myself in the (dreaded) "single user mode". Worse, I was later to discover that my Mac was missing a required file, "/etc/hostconfig" (i.e. the "hostconfig" file that's located at the "etc" folder).

I've detailed how I overcame my problem at Mocca's "Techie Monster" tribe. Hop on over to "Mac Solution: Mac starts into black screen ". Read on to find out how I restored my "/etc/hostconfig" file and successfully got out of single user mode!


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