1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 27, 2012 3:21 AM by baltwo
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I've repaired permissions

Doesn't help.

Apparently OLD security prefs made it possible to lock all prefs and demand a password.

In Mountain Lion that option no longer exists.


And the startup disk pref in mountain lion seems to have fallen through the cracks.

I select my startup disk, close the lock, restart,

and, whether the computer does startup from the correct internal boot drive or whether it fails and just gives me a gray screen, once I do get in, the dratted lock on that particular preference is always open.


I have two attached external drives.  My time machine drive doesn't have an on-off switch so I have to remember to unplug it before I turn on the computer in order to avoid the problem of the gray screen.


I can't seem to make that preference stay locked and demand a password to open it, tho most other preferences DO demand a password.


I do an automatic login, but I don't think that has anything to do with it.


Is there a terminal command that will fix this bug?