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May 1, 2012 1:45 AM

I seem to have forgotten my password for an external LaCie HD (used as startup HD with firewire) and can't acces it.

This is what happened so far:

My original apple computer: Power PC G5 1.8 Ghz OS 10.4.11, attached with firewire: LaCie external HD with the same operating system.

Problem: can't acces LaCie (as stuart up disk) no more.

Due to total system crash I had to reinstall 10.4 on both systems (I don't have the update 10.4.11 any more).

I've tried to set new passwords with setup disk (holding down c key), but nothing works.

I really need to overrule or change these passwords so I can get to my LaCie HD.

Does anybody have any usefull tips?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,825 points)
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    May 1, 2012 10:28 AM (in response to TD_BE)

    Hello, does it not boot from the Install Disc, or Reset Password doesn't work?

     

    Do you have Firmware password protection in Mac OS X ...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1352

     

    It would block usage of all the startup keys, like C, N, T, D, CMD+s, CMD+Option+p+r, CMD +v, Option, and Shift, as well as booting from anything but the Hard Drive.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,825 points)
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    May 2, 2012 12:02 AM (in response to TD_BE)

    Reset OS X Password Without an OS X CD...

     

    http://theappleblog.com/2008/06/22/reset-os-x-password-without-an-os-x-cd/

     

    It'll boot like a newly setup Mac, but all your stuff should still be there once filling out the stuff.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,825 points)
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    May 2, 2012 2:40 AM (in response to TD_BE)

    If all the above fails, then it appears to be time for an Archive & Install, which gives you a new OS, but can preserve all your files, pics, music, settings, etc., as long as you have plenty of free disk space...

     

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107120

     

    Just be sure to select Preserve Users & Settings.

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