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I was wondering if there is a way to get all the mac addresses of my network interfaces in single-user mode in OS X 10.8. I've tried ifconfig, but since single-user mode doesn't turn on networking, I doesn't display much useful information.

Any clue on how I can get this info while in single-user?

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In single user mode:

# mount -uw /
# launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.configd.plist

You can use ifconfig after that to see the network interface hardware addresses.

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The system_profiler command might provide this information. I'm not sure whether it reports hardware info without active interfaces.

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unfortunately that didn't give me any Mac Addresses. Good suggestion though. –  HexColor Oct 10 '12 at 18:31
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