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11349 Views 95 Replies Latest reply: Jan 23, 2008 8:28 AM by chelledavis11
I have the same issue. Tried to reset the password for my main account that had administrator privileges before, but it did not solve the problem
I can restart / log in, but no way to assign administrator rights to my account. Can someone help?MBP 15" 2.16 GHz - 100 MB HD - 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5), Before: LC, Powerbook 170, iMac G3, PowerMac G4, G5 1.8 Single (First Edition)
Same problem here... My normal user account has changed to "standard" and I cannot get access to anything where I have to log in as administrator, since I have no admin account??
Would suck to have to format my entire computer and reinstall everything just because of this. There must be another way around it?MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5)
Same here, I had to do an "archive & Install", I've found instructions for how to resolve this issue on pre-leopard releases, but since netinfo manager is now gone these don't apply anymore. So i guess this boils down to: "how do I edit user privileges/groups in single user mode without netinfo manager"?MacBook Pro 1.83, Mac OS X (10.5)
Here is the fix.....
1. Shut down the computer if it is on.
2. Press the power button to start the computer.
3. Immediately press and hold the Command (Apple) key and one of the following:
the "s" key for single-user mode.
4. Type mount -uw /
5. Type passwd
6. Enter new password (this will be for the root user account)
7. Type reboot
8. Enter Account settings and when prompted for administrator account and password, use the user name root and the password you just setup
9. Check box for you standard account to administrate box
10. If all goes well you are Admin again.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5)
I would try first to repair permissions the usual way, using Disk Utility (in the Utilities folder).
If it won't even let you do that, try from the Leopard install DVD:
Restart with the C key held down and find Disk Utility in the Utilities menu.
When you're booted from install DVD, I'd run a Disk Repair too.
Hopefully this simple approach will do it the best, most "macish" simple way?G4 iMac (17-inch 1.25GHz 1GB); C2D iMac (20-inch 2.33GHz 2GB), Other OS; Mac OS X (10.4.10); Mac OS X (10.3.9)
First I suffered from the blue screen problem but finally resolved by an "archive & install" ...
only to find that my admin account has kindly been reset to standard. Thanks.
I can't start up in single-user mode because the OF password is set. But I can get rid of that without an admin password. Tried changing it via the OF password utility on the install DVD but that didn't help.
Any other ideas? Am I just going to have to bite the bullet and do a clean install and then waste the rest of my Saturday reinstalling apps & setting everything up again?15" iMac G4/12" PB/20" iMac G5/Macbook/Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
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Maybe you can try this. I have tried this in the past, if you only have 1 dim you will need to insert a second, if you have 2 dims, you can just remove one.
Hope this helps, I had the blue screen fun as well.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5)
i have lost my admin privileges and cannot seem to be able to do anything, as it keps on asking me for the password, etc.
can anyone help please?
i am about to cry =(MacBook - Black 2GB, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
You saved me. Thank you for the root password reset tip. I had the same problem after the upgrade and was unable to get into my machine. Thanks a million macXORHacker!Dual G5 and Powerbook G4 (15in.)