trashed etc.... what can i do?

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Old 08-13-2002
trashed etc.... what can i do?


first of all i am using mac os x, so unix is only in the background, but i hope someone here can help me. ok, i use a powerbook with os 9 and os x on it. while i was in os 9 i could see some files on my desktop and one was the folder etc. i trashed some temp files an (don't know really why) also trashed the etc (now i know what it is). when i rebooted i only came to the unix point and the message appeared "/etc/master.passwd: no such file or directory". i found the etc folder in the trash stuff. but the problem is that i can not move the folder up, cause i am not logged in. but i can not log in, cause unix won't find the password file! what can i do to get out of this loop!!!!
thnaks a lot for your help!

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Old 08-14-2002
From what I read in OSX FAQ you should be able to boot into single user mode. It may then be possible to move the directory back to where it belongs from the command line.

I'll keep looking to see if anyone else has done this.

Well, it looks close to it...seems from this link and the other you could find where /etc went to and move it back....

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