I recently attempted to clean some space from my G4, im sure im running OSX 9, anyway i started the comp up the next day & was greeted with this mag on a black screen...

/etc/master.passwd:No such file or directory

obviously i have deleted something i shouldnt have any ideas please how i may fix this prob..

You need to reinstall Mac OS.

es i have attempted to reinstall os but the drive is not running the disk...is there a comnmand prompt to boot dosk??/ or any other suggestions wolud be appreciated...thanx

Try holding down the 'C' key while your computer is booting.

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