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pdellaert Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

After installing Lion on my 27" iMac (jan 2011 model), i now can no longer login with my user... And yes, i have tried every password i have ever used on my iMac, several times.


I booted in single user mode and ran the commands:

/sbin/fsck -fy

/sbin/mount -uw /

and tried passwd <username>


got a nice error:

passwd: The daemon encountered an error processing request . The daemon encountered an error processing request.


/var/log/system.log shows (typing this over from my screen):


SecurityAgent[192]: User info context values set for USERNAME

SecurityAgent[192]: Unknown user "USERNAME" login attempt PASSED for auditing

UserEventAgent[11]: ServermgrdRegistration cannot load config data

UserEventAgent[11]: ServermgrdRegistration oldConfig is nil during net changed notification



It looks like it can not find my user...



Another thing indicating this, in single user mode:

ls -lha /Users/


drwxr-x---+ 501 staff 1.7k Jul 20 16:00 USERNAME



So, it is just completly unable to find my user


Another thing that suggests it lost all my users:

grep -Ri 'USERNAME' /etc/*


returns nothing... but that might not mean to much, as on my macbook, it doesn't either. And i can login there


Apple, *** did you do to my system?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7)
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