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You can fix this via AppleScript, without needing to reboot, or even log out & back in, or an existing root shell, or... All you need is a valid administrator password. Run this command: osascript -e 'do shell script "chown root:wheel /etc/sudoers; chmod 440 /etc/sudoers; chmod -N /etc/sudoers" with administrator privileges' ...and then ...


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So for the past 4 days my computer has been at an apple authorized service center and authorized reseller for service in Hammond, LA for repeating keyboard letters and password mismatch issues - my user password seems to be different for login vs password used for user preferences. They should be the same. The service center has been telling me that they ...


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Mac computers with the T2 chip have a feature known as Secure Boot, which prevents booting from external drives. It will need to be turned off using your admin password. https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT208330 Previously, Apple techs would boot to their own disks in order to run diagnostic checks and test that everything works on a known system. Obviously, ...


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I have the exact same problem. I don't see any way of adjusting or fixing this unfortunately. We just have to wait for Apple to fix this in a future release.


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I haven't reverse engineered if it's a hashed / salted version of the password or if it's just key exchange and entangled secrets that are cryptographically difficult to alter. However, my best estimate is no - it's not simply a hashed version of your password. Apple states that they don't retain the secret or shared key, so I expect if that's the case, it ...


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I would make sure all the data is backed up and then make a new account. Test that new account - one possibility that comes to mind is that there is a keyboard mismatch when entering the password at login. If all is then well, install the data from the backup and proceed as normal.


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