Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 11:40 AM (in response to BDAqua)
at the prompt of the account login window there are 2 users i can just hit either one which will take me to 2 different windows with different wallpapers and items in the dock.
if you are talking about hitting enter after booting to the startup code it just keeps going to
thanks for your reply!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 2:15 PM (in response to miktoxic)
Here's the instructions if you have the discs.
Mac OS X: Changing or resetting an account password
Changing your administrator password
Here's one method to reset the password without the install disc:
1. boot computer and hold the "apple" key and the "s" key.
2. wait for terminal show
3. release keys
4. type without the quotes: "/sbin/mount -uaw"
5. press enter
6. type without the quotes: "rm /var/db/.applesetupdone
7. press enter
8. type without the quotes: "reboot"
9. press enter
This will let you create a new admin account when you reboot your computer.
Also, without the discs, look at Mac OS X Tip - No Password, No Root, No CD? No Problem.
Here is a way to get around not knowing the admin password on Macs.
To reset your OS X password without an OS X CD you need to enter terminal and create a new admin account:
2. Hold apple + s down after you hear the chime.
3. When you get text prompt enter in these terminal commands to create a brand new admin account (hitting return after each line):
* mount -uw /
* rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
* shutdown -h now
4. After rebooting you should have a brand new admin account. When you login as the new admin you can simply delete the old one and you’re good to go again!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 2:22 PM (in response to Texas Mac Man)
thanks tom! i already had tried your second method the
mount -uw /
but that (i think) only works when you have as a precursor on the code line
i can't get my code to appear like that. it comes up as
i'll try the other.
thanks everyone for your replies!