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  1. #1

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    May 14, 2007
    Terminal in 10.3 denies permission
    I seldom use terminal, but have successfully used it with the hdiutil command to burn .iso CD's. Now when I try to use it, no commands work at all, I get an error message that says "permission denied." BTW, 10.3 disc burn doesn't work to create a disc image from an iso, which is why I began using terminal--that seems like my only option.
    Please help.

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    Jan 19, 2007
    San Jose, CA/Manoa,HI
    13' Black MacBook Core Duo 1.25 GB Ram 80GB HD
    try typing "su yourusername" without the quotes. Then enter your password. Hope that helps.

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    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    I beleve he meant sudo yourusername or just su.

    Using su yourusrrname will log in to your own your account.
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    Member Since
    May 14, 2007
    Thanks. su username felt like progress, as the password prompt came up on the next line (I've been getting no response at all, except "permission denied." But when I type in my password, the cursor doesn't move, and I get a reply of "sorry". I've tried the password several times. What else might it be?

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