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

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well i don't go to school anymore,and bought out the laptop..
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What are the contents of the /etc/shells file? It's possible that there is a bad value in there.

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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.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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There's no need to reinstall OS X for such a small fix. Let's not get carried away now.

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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.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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