1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 16, 2014 8:52 AM by Eric Root
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Any help would be greatly appreciated on this situation.


I recently attempted to factory reset my Snow Leopard macbook with using the command + S method and



mount -uw /

rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone

shutdown -h now


Everything seemed fine, but after creating the new account it simply repeats itself and goes back to the language selection screen.


So I am stuck on a loop. Is this a permissions problem or what?


Again, any help is appreciated.





MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Eric Root Level 9 (50,207 points)

    Try booting off the Snow Leopard DVD or Disk one that came with your computer (command - C on a restart or hold down the option key during a restart and select the DVD). Run Disk Utility Verify/Repair and Repair Permissions until you get no errors. Erase the hard drive, formatting as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Then reinstall the OS.