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Booting Mono turbo, Success more or less.

 
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NextMach



Joined: 15 Nov 2006
Posts: 18

PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:15 pm    Post subject: Booting Mono turbo, Success more or less. Reply with quote

After removing the line in disktab referring to a hard disk which was no longer there, sd1a, then removing the batteryand shorting the connectors,
using Password to change the root password, I booted and it went to a long list of rejected host connections and eventually using control C to have it boot from sd0a I was able to boot in as root from the graphic and
have the workspace graphic. However I still don't have an easy boot because it still goes to an net boot which I have to circumvent. It has to reject over 20 hosts and my intervention before I can do a regular graphic login as root.

How do I eliminate these hosts ? The user manager rejected any inspection or deleting of users because there was no ip connection. While I explored the files and apps I could find nothing obvious to manage the network hosts. The log-in graphic is also branded with the former owners company name, Rennel, which makes me wonder if this Next 2.2 version was custom altered.

It's been some time since I played with a Next, but IIRC it was adviseable not to use the root login for everyday tasks. How do I set myself up as "Me" and could I use the same password I use as "root" ?

Lawrence
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kenjay



Joined: 19 Jan 2006
Posts: 77

PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try this - it will wipe out [in most cases] all of the "old" netboot info ...

Boot into single user mode [bsd - s].

Enter the following:

cd /etc
rm -rf hostconfig netinfo
cd /usr/template/client/etc
cp -rp hostconfig netinfo /etc

then reboot - or power off
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winfried



Joined: 06 Jul 2006
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Location: Erlangen/Germany

PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The login graphics can be replaced by your own one, so this is nothing special:

Quote:

1 ) su
2 ) cd /usr/lib/NextStep
3 ) cp nextlogin.tiff nextlogin.tiff.master
4 ) rm nextlogin.tiff
5 ) cd /usr/local/adm
7 ) mv /tmp/new_nextlogin.tiff nextlogin.tiff
8 ) ln -s nextlogin.tiff /usr/lib/NextStep/nextlogin.tff
9 ) logout
10) login as ``exit'' (remember there is no password...)


quoted from

ftp://ftp.blackcube.org/pub/NeXT_Mirrors/ftp.funet.fi/Graphics/pics/loginTIFF/Installing_Log
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NextMach



Joined: 15 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That did it ! Booted right into Me after the language/keyboard graphic
with no password graphic. Beautiful ! Thanks all for the assistance.

How would I get to a root login to do admin tasks or would I even need to. I prefer the way it's logging in now since I live alone in a small northern community and security is not an issue.


kenjay wrote:
Try this - it will wipe out [in most cases] all of the "old" netboot info ...

Boot into single user mode [bsd - s].

Enter the following:

cd /etc
rm -rf hostconfig netinfo
cd /usr/template/client/etc
cp -rp hostconfig netinfo /etc

then reboot - or power off
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