1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 1, 2012 12:32 PM by BDAqua
Tom Ostertag Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

Greetings:

 

My G4 MDD is up and works fine on 10.5.8. I do have an external NAS drive that I use and when I accessed it, I was asked for the password which in entered. I also clicked the add to keychain box and I received the following dialog box [NetAuthAgent wants to use the "login" keychain] message. The first time I got that, I tried entering my normal password and it wouldn't take it but the NAS drive came up. I opened Keychain Access and the Login category was locked and wouldn't open with my normal password so I couldn't read my passwords. Did the G4 MDD have an imbedded password? If so, could you direct me to some information that would help reset the password.


Thanks,

 

Tom


PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,875 points)

    Hi Tom,

     

    Tough to tell what Password it wants, it doesn't have a built-in PW, but can have a Firmware Password set by you.

     

    Keychain Access asks for keychain "login" after changing login password...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1631

     

    Resetting your keychain in Mac OS X...

     

    If Keychain First Aid finds an issue that it cannot repair, or if you do not know your keychain password, you may need to reset your keychain.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1544

     

    Finally...

     

    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

     

    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Utilities from the Installer menu at the top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

     

    Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access the Menubar at top.

     

    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Reset Password from the Installer menu at the top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

    Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Reset Password.