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miley4ever92 01-07-2011 08:40 AM

denied access to terminal
I have a school laptop and I need to access Terminal but when I open it, it says "you are not authorised to run this application, the administrator has set a shell to an illegal value"

is there anyway to allow me to access terminal?

Raz0rEdge 01-07-2011 09:19 AM

No..that error message is pretty precise about what you are not able to do.


miley4ever92 01-07-2011 09:20 AM

well i don't go to school anymore,and bought out the laptop..

vansmith 01-07-2011 11:39 AM

What are the contents of the /etc/shells file? It's possible that there is a bad value in there.

harryb2448 01-07-2011 04:21 PM

Got the original install discs? Do a format of the drive and a clan install. You do not give processor details, however if it is an Intel model, fork out $29 for Snow Leopard and install that.

vansmith 01-07-2011 04:59 PM

There's no need to reinstall OS X for such a small fix. Let's not get carried away now.

harryb2448 01-07-2011 05:14 PM

Being a school 'puter may well have firmware password protection on it the admin forgot to remove?

And Snow Leopard is a much faster, leaner operating system than the slow, fat old Leopard.

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