So, it's a multilayered problem.

My bluetooth keyboard (logicool - no USB) stopped working or connecting. I tried disconnecting/connecting and then decided to just reset my Macbook just in case. When back on the log-in screen, I remembered why I had the bluetooth keyboard (which isn't working/has been disconnected): some keys don't work. The same keys I need for the password and for my appleID/pass.

So, i tried following this article's advice https://www.lifewire.com/create-new-admin-account-for-login-issues-2259976

and again came across the issue of needing to type things with keys that don't work. So, I'd like to reverse what I did with the lifewire article - so that it boots normally again, and not asking me to setup an admin account.

So my question is about how do I reverse that? Any tips? And any way to launch the on-screen keyboard on the login screen?


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From single-user mode (boot with cmd-s on T1 or earlier), run the following to mount the disk read-write, create the AppleSetupDone file with the correct permissions, then reboot.

/sbin/mount -uw /
touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
chmod 400 /var/db/.AppleSetupDone

With T2, single-user mode is accessed with cmd-R + Terminal, so you'll need to mount the internal disk at /Volumes/diskname and prefix the touch/chmod commands with the path to your disk.

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