It's been a long day and I am pretty tired and that's the only reason I can figure that I thought I would rename one of the volumes on this old macbook (running osx 10.6) without worrying about anything else. Actually, it's the /home partition and I inherited the computer from my wife and it's always bothered me that there's a space in the name of the volume: "Bubbles Home".
Well, I renamed it and can login no more. No admin user or other users enabled. No working disk drive. Pretty stupid.
Here are the tools I have at my disposal: a working Linux install on a USB stick. I can boot linux, mount the root and home partitions and write to them (so worst case scenario: I can grab all the files), but as far as repairing the situation goes, I am stuck. What do I edit?
I tried mounting root and changing
/Volumes/Bubbles back to its former name with the space but that didn't help (I noticed the root partition was listed as a symbolic link in there but the home partition was listed as a directory). I also looked for /etc/fstab, but there is only an empty file called fstab.hd.
All the googling I've done has uncovered how to fix this from within osx and mostly using GUI tools so I'm a bit lost how to fix from within Linux.
EDIT: I can't login via safe mode because there is only one username enabled it can't find the information necessary to log me in. If I had a better understanding of OSX directory structure, I think I could recreate the proper symbolic link and get it working again. Maybe someone with osx who has their
/home mounted on a separate partition ("Volume") could tell me what the following commands look like on their machine:
ls -l /Volumes/ ls -l /Users/ ls -l /home/
I think I need to re-create the symbolic link in
/Volumes but I am not sure if it should point to
/Users (and if there should be one in
/Users) or if it should point to
Thanks for any suggestions anyone can be provide.