- Wipe Software From Mac In Single User Mode Pc
- Single User Mode Macbook Pro
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- Wipe Software From Mac In Single User Mode Windows 10
- Os X Single User Mode
Aug 28, 2014 First we need to enter Single User Mode. For Chameleon-type hackintosh bootloaders, hit any key then type –s enter. For legit Mac users I think you hold Apple and s key as you boot. After booting, somewhere on the screen, you should see a line similar to this: BSD root: disk0s1, major 14, minor 1.
Wipe Software From Mac In Single User Mode Pc
- Turn on your Mac, then immediately press and hold Command-R to start up from macOS Recovery.
- Select Disk Utility from the Utilities window, then click Continue.
- From the Disk Utility sidebar, select the volume that you're using, then choose File > Mount from the menu bar. (If the volume is already mounted, this option is dimmed.) Then enter your administrator password when prompted.
- Quit Disk Utility.
- Choose Terminal from the Utilities menu in the menu bar.
- You can now enter UNIX commands. When done, choose Apple () menu > Restart.
These steps replace the Command-S method, which doesn't work with the recommended settings on current Mac computers.
Single User Mode Macbook Pro
- Turn on your Mac, then immediately press and hold Command-V.
- Continue holding the keys until you see white text on the screen.
- If you're using FileVault, release the keys when you see the login window. Then log in to continue starting up in verbose mode.
- If you're using a firmware password, you must turn off the password before you can start up in verbose mode.
- You can now enter UNIX commands. To exit this mode and start up normally, type
reboot, then press Return.
Mac Start Single User
Wipe Software From Mac In Single User Mode Windows 10
A couple alternatives come to mind (sorry if you know all this. Not trying to be pedantic or patronizing, just making sure you know your options).
We keep host computers around just for running wipes, backups, and diagnostics that cannot run from a drive holding the booted OS. You simply restart the to-be-wiped Mac holding the 't' key, connect it via firewire, and treat it as an external hard drive.
You could also just boot from a Mac OS X install disc and wipe from the copy of Disk Utility included on the disc. Better yet, throw a +bona fide+ copy of OS X onto a pocket hard drive, boot the victim-Mac from that (hold option while it is first starting up), and wipe the internal HD normally, now that it's not in use. You could maybe even use single user mode in the booting OS, like you'd imagined, and format from there (I'm not sure that would be faster than letting it boot normally, though, as you might have to use 'dd' or some other similar low-level wipe method, as I don't think the frameworks required for Apple's cli 'diskutil' are available in single user mode).
I haven't tried to use it on a Mac, but I have a 256 MB USB flash drive with, er, ['Darn' Small Linux http://tinyurl.com/5md7t] on it for diagnosing Windows boxes. It runs a script on boot which, if you don't intervene to run utilities or what-have-you, will wipe all attached hard drives and shut down. I keep it locked up for understandable reasons, but its super useful just as a time-saver, booting most machines and beginning the countdown-to-wipe in under ten seconds.
Anyway, let us know what your goals and thoughts are.
Os X Single User Mode
Sep 18, 2008 1:19 PM