I am having trouble with my mac, it is a brand new imac with 10.6.4 os x snow leopard on it. I have lost the password to my User's account and need to recover it. I do not have the CD anymore and was wondering if anyone had something that could do the job. Otherwise I thought about using Single User Mode on the mac, to gain access to a shell account. I have tried the following techniques:
/sbin/mount -uw / /sbin/SystemStarter passwd root
The two problems I am having with this is that, one it is not changing my User's password and two it will never get past /sbin/SystemStarter . For some reason I type it in and it just stops there. Nothing else loads and the command never enters. Could it be that it just takes a long time to use? I am not sure.
## Replacing the ^ username and password ^ with my account and new password
This again failed with no success. I am not sure what exactly happened with this command but something didnt work.
After that I tried a mix of the two using the SystemStarter commands before the second technique, still with no success. Does anyone have a solution to this problem that could be used to recover my lost User password. I am not looking to reset the Root password because one cannot log in as the root user in multi user mode.