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When I boot up i get the message Darwin/BSD and a login command

Screen is black, after login, the same message occurs

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  • M Norwood May 11, 2010

    If I understand correctly:


    - Poster boots up system
    - Message "Darwin/BSD"
    - Login Prompt
    - Message "Darwin/BSD"


    'Darwin' = Core of the Mac OS http://support.apple.com/kb/TA25634)
    'BSD' = Provides Various Operating System Services http://support.apple.com/kb/TA25633)


    As the Mac OS is built on UNIX, if I'm not mistaken, the poster appears to have somehow slipped into the UNIX command line. How to return back to to the Shell, aka the usual (W.I.M.P.) view, I don't know...


    Although as the poster seems to have ignored the request from allanster on the 22 Jan, it is possible that the problem has been resolved, maybe from restarting the system...

  • arnaud monfort
    arnaud monfort May 11, 2010

    what message?


  • Allan Claunch
    Allan Claunch May 11, 2010

    Could you please retype the message again? It is being cut off in the title field. Thanks.

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