Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2013 9:29 AM (in response to markman523)
If he won't provide the disks (as many do not) then try booting into Single User Mode by holding down Cmd-S. Then type:
- fsck -fy
- mount -uw /
At this point you can go 2 ways:
- Changing the password of the current user - type passwd <username> where username is the short name of the user you want to change.
- Starting the setup wizard - do a rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone. This will start initial setup.
Then, you can type shutdown -h now to turn off the Mac.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2013 10:42 AM (in response to edex67)
Have you tried point one? You need to be running full Unix to do passwd.
->Start up some utility processes that are needed.
->You will probably need to press the return key once the system stops typing.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2013 2:00 PM (in response to rccharles)
Seemed to work fine for:
Without doing the sh /etc/rc. It seems to no longer be needed (don't quote me though, I usually use the method #2 or remove the NetInfo database as well).
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2013 11:32 AM (in response to rccharles)
I booted my Tiger 10.4.11 in single user mode via holding down the command + s when powering on.
/sbin/mount -uw /
# returned without asking for new password.
# ( did not work )
# ->Start up some utility processes that are needed.
# asked for new password.
So, the working of passwd has changed over time.