Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 4:53 PM (in response to Stephen Funck)
I think you will find it is not actually an account. If you try clicking on it, it will open a dialog box with an empty user_id box and password box.Beige G3, G4/867, G4/dual 1.25 MDD, MacPro'09 w cheap SSD, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, and 9.2, 10.5 and Server - LW IIg, LW 4/600, ATalk ImageWriter L
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 5:47 PM (in response to Stephen Funck)
At 10.7 login, I get a list of some of the many Users who can log in to my Mac, and "Other".
When I click on Other, I get a login pane with an empty User_ID box, and an empty Password box. If I fill in a valid User_id and password, I log in. Otherwise, I get the head-shaking.Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 8:53 PM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)
Not certain if I understand you completely. This happens at startup logon screen? If you put in a valid user or admin ID and password, you can log in to "Other"?
One possibility: Have you enabled "root" on your machine. If so, disable it. The how to do with below link.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2012 4:24 AM (in response to Dick M)
There is no blank to put in the valid user
the user is "other"
There is a blank for password
I did not enable root
WHO DID AND HOW?
WHAT ELSE DID THEY DO?
I will use your suggestion and disable it.
Will they be able to
enable root again?
and hide their tracks?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2012 1:16 PM (in response to Stephen Funck)
I followed the suggestion to re set root.
- Click the lock in the Directory Utility window.
- Enter an administrator account name and password, then click OK.
- Choose Enable Root User from the Edit menu.
- Enter the root password you wish to use in both the Password and Verify fields, then click OK.
The Directory Utility window lock was already unlocked
There was no field to enter an administratro accout name and password
therefore could not get to edit menu
only option was to click on lock to lock it
since I do not know if the root PW has been changed or to what I did not close the lock