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Asking for Password

263 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 13, 2005 9:46 AM by Dennis Stein RSS
mattluke Calculating status...
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Nov 7, 2005 11:24 AM
my imac died this week after 6 years of service. I had also just received my G5 dual 2.3 last Friday. I luckily made a back up of the drive on my imac using Carbon Copy Cloner onto an external fw-hard drive. When I switch the start up disc to the external hard drive on my G5 it asks for a user name and password (although I have never set this as a log in requirement). Unfortunately my login and password do not appear to work. Has anyone got any ideas?
  • Patrick Kinsella Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 6, 2005 6:20 AM (in response to mattluke)
    I have a similar problem. Tiger on G4 15" Firewire PowerBook, and 250Gb Lacie external drive. I am the only user, and have an admin password required to boot (and to wake from sleep). I made a bootable clone of the internal drive onto Lacie (using Carbon Copy Cloner), and when I restart with Lacie selected as start up disk all goes smoothly until the password screen: it does not accept my password.

    I guess something is linking the password to the disk the system is sitting on... but how can I get around this?

  • Dennis Stein Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Dec 13, 2005 9:46 AM (in response to Patrick Kinsella)
    I just experienced the same thing. I used CCC to backup to a Lacie external drive and I can't log in. I tried all of my usual passwords with no luck. what to do????

    Power Mac G4 dual 1.25 dual and iBook G4 12   Mac OS X (10.4.3)  


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