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OS 10.5 - Changed system hdd permissions, can't boot


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That pretty much says it. I was trying to restrict access to an acct that I ssh into and realized that the external drives could be accessed. I was logged in as that user but did not have root privileges so I had to enter my user/pass in order to make the changes. Then, I changed the permissions on the System HDD to admin and all to "drop box only". At that point there was a little red circle lower right of the HDD icon and I could not reboot from that acct. I killed osx with the power button on a power mac and rebooted. Grey screen and no boot. Is there hope?
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Have you tried booting with your original install media? You should be able to boot the system that way and then undo or repair the permissions.

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