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Should I expect a long wait for some suggested solutions?
Follow the steps below to create a new User Account in Single User Mode.
No luck with that. Here's images of my screen if that helps...
Is there also a space before -uw?
And do you want me to type the shutdown command third line?
Yes, there is. Forgot to mention that. SorryYes, type the shutdown command and your Mac will turn off. Then turn it back on and your Mac will boot into the setup screen.
Same problem. No such file or directory and still gets stuck on apple logo with spinning gear on reboot
I just found the os x installation disc. The first one is installing now. Will I be using the 2nd disc?
Ok got the OS X installed and it boots up fine. My disc was apparently for OS X 10.4.6. But it seems to be working fine and I found where my other files are stored. I downloaded an image manipulation program called Gimp that I've always used on my Mac. But when I click on the gimp-2.8.6-setup.exe it says there is no default application specified to open it. I have the option to choose an application to open it but I don't know what to choose. I did have OS X 10.5.8 before so I don't know if downgrading has something to do with it or not.
After downloading Gimp I found out that it was apparently still on my computer but when I click to open it nothing happens so I'm hoping to be able to open this setup file and reinstall the application. This is the main thing I use this computer for.
Maybe I downloaded the windows version of Gimp. I don't know.