Why can't I disable root login on this Mac?
September 11, 2008 7:26 PM Subscribe
Mac OS 10.5: why can't I disable root login?
posted by neuron to computers & internet (4 answers total)
Wife's Macbook: yesterday I did a restore from a manual backup using this
method. This required me to enable and login as root (using this
method), which I had never done before.
Now, I can't disable root. When I run Directory Utility, it offers me Enable Root User in the appropriate menu, but not Disable Root User, despite the fact that root login is enabled. (This is after unlocking and logging in as [wife's name] per the instructions.) I've tried it many times yesterday and today, and have restarted the machine several times. Root login is still enabled, which I know because I can still log in as root.
I'm not at all afraid to do this in Terminal if you tell me how.