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    Screen Sharing Single User Mode
    I still run some accounting apps on my old PPC G5 screeen sharing with my iMac.

    How do I boot the G5 in Single User mode screen sharing.

    Ideas?????

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    Screen Sharing Single User Mode
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    Start or restart your Mac. As soon as you hear the startup tone, press and hold Command-S on the keyboard. Keep holding down those keys until you see a black screen with white lettering. This is called “booting into Single User Mode.”
    https://www.everythingmacintosh.com/...gle-user-mode/

    or:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=How+...hrome&ie=UTF-8





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    This will not work in Screen sharing mode. The Keyboard disconnects as soon as you disconnect the screen sharing session.

    I do not think there is a way to do this without a keyboard attached to the G5.

    Thanks

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    Screen Sharing Single User Mode
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    Quote Originally Posted by rlm45 View Post
    This will not work in Screen sharing mode. The Keyboard disconnects as soon as you disconnect the screen sharing session.

    I do not think there is a way to do this without a keyboard attached to the G5.

    Thanks


    I guess I don't completely understand what it is you're wanting to do exactly.

    And from the lack of replies, I'm guessing that maybe some other members don't either, or there just isn't a proper suggestion.





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    Screen Sharing Single User Mode
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    Your Mac's Specs
    L2014 Mac mini macOS Mojave, iPhone 8+ iOS 12, 12.9" iPad Pro 1 iOS 12, Pencil 1
    I don't think that is possible without the keyboard being directly connected to the G5. Screen sharing, is an OS feature, so to use it, the OS needs to load. I don't think you would be able to do any startup key combinations unless you were directly connected to the G5.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    I control, use the G5 via screen sharing on the iMac so the G5 shares the iMac keboard and display.

    It is connected screen sharing over the network. The Mac PPC G5 does not have keyboard or a monitor. So when I restart the G5 it disconnects the iMac from the G5.

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    Screen Sharing Single User Mode
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    Your Mac's Specs
    L2014 Mac mini macOS Mojave, iPhone 8+ iOS 12, 12.9" iPad Pro 1 iOS 12, Pencil 1
    Right, then when the OS loads, the keyboard connected to the iMac is able to control the G5.

    In other words, the only way to get into Single user mode on the G5, is to connect a keyboard, and a monitor.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    I think so. I don't have a spare monitor, however the G5 does have a blue tooth connection, so possible I could connect the keyboard bluetooth to the G5 and restart from the G5.

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    Your Mac's Specs
    L2014 Mac mini macOS Mojave, iPhone 8+ iOS 12, 12.9" iPad Pro 1 iOS 12, Pencil 1
    Good luck with that.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

  10. #10
    Good idea, but did not work. Was able to connect apple keyboard to G5 Bluetooth, and reboot with Command-S but Screen sharing would not work, no network connection.

    Can not be done without a direct connection.

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