This is a first stage question to a larger problem, but I'm trying to tackle this one step at a time. We have a Mac Server (Xserve - v10.5) and in an effort to get connectivity going outside the office (following documentation from Apple) I made some changes to the configuration of the Network (specifically trying to enable the FTP and NFS protocols which never seemed to start successfully).
When I restarted the server, it goes in a constant loop between start up, grey screen with apple and gears running (for a long time) and then restart again.
I was able to start if up in safe mode to get a command line prompt.
I need one of two things:
1. to be able to connect my Ubuntu computer via ethernet cable (directly plugged into the server?) and transfer files to my computer before wiping the slate clean and starting over. This is my least favorite option.
2. manage to reset the network settings (or get rid of them completely) so that I can restart the computer and reconfigure the settings (with the help of an expert).
ANY help in either of these two veins would be very appreciated. Thanks!