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Bksoni Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Was tried to make reboot mac book pro for new admin account but its not gonna create new account b'cz whenever i fill up the details it's again start from first page of admin account...


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: Admin Account Problem
    Bksoni Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    1. Reboot
    2. Hold apple + s down after you hear the chime.
    3. When you get text prompt enter in these terminal commands to create a brand new admin account (hitting return after each line):
      • mount -uw /
      • rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
      • shutdown -h now
    4. After rebooting you should have a brand new admin account. When i tried login as the new admin it is again and again start from first stage.
  • 2. Re: Admin Account Problem
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)

    Good work, that is a cure, even in 10.8.x!

  • 3. Re: Admin Account Problem
    Bksoni Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So what's the solution??

  • 4. Re: Admin Account Problem
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)

    Oh, do you have the 10.8 Install Disc?

  • 5. Re: Admin Account Problem
    Bksoni Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No dear I don't have... So now what to do? Whenever I restart the computer it start from fill up admin account.. Really I m worried about the data...

  • 6. Re: Admin Account Problem
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)

    OOPs, I meant 10.5 Install Discs, but anyway, 10.6 Discs would be cheaper if you don't have the 10.5 Discs.

     

    Leopard requirements/10.5.x...

     

        *  Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor

     

    minimum system requirements

     

        * 512MB of memory (I say 1.5GB for PPC at least, 2-3GB minimum for IntelMacs)

        * DVD drive for installation

        * 9GB of available disk space (I say 30GB at least)

    Classic/OS9 Apps no longer supported.

    Trouble is Apple no longer sells it, check eBay & such for the Retail version, not the Gray Discs...

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=mac+os+x+leopard+retail+10.5

     

    Snow Leopard/10.6.x Requirements...

     

    General requirements

       * Mac computer with an Intel processor

        * 1GB of memory (I say 4GB at least, more if you can afford it)

        * 5GB of available disk space (I say 30GB at least)

        * DVD drive for installation

        * Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.

        * Some features require Apple’s MobileMe service; fees and terms apply.

     

    Which apps work with Mac OS X 10.6?...

     

    http://snowleopard.wikidot.com/

    It's been pulled from the online store & Apple Stores, so you have to call Apple to buy it, last I heard.

    Buy Snow Leopard > http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard

    Call Apple Sales...in the US: 1-800-MY-APPLE. Or Support... 1-800-275-2273

     

    Other countries...

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HE57

  • 7. Re: Admin Account Problem
    Bksoni Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    so now i have to buy CD and install the nnew OS??!! i have downloaded by torrent so is that possible to install the OS? or any other way?

  • 8. Re: Admin Account Problem
    Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,855 points)

    Bksoni wrote:

     

    No dear I don't have... So now what to do? Whenever I restart the computer it start from fill up admin account.. Really I m worried about the data...

     

    If I have understood this confusing thread correctly it should be OK to proceed with this as long as you use a new name - DO NOT use a name which matches an existing username. This should create a new admin account without deleting existing accounts or other items. The new account can be used to correct problems with the OS or other accounts.

  • 9. Re: Admin Account Problem
    Bksoni Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was tried like that but still same problem. It's start from the first page of new admin account. Now what to do?

  • 10. Re: Admin Account Problem
    Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,855 points)

    I am not sure where you are. What does it say on the screen?

  • 11. Re: Admin Account Problem
    Bksoni Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I m in New Zealand. When I tried to reboot new admin user command it's show me to fill up details but from set the username and password page, it's going to start from first page don't know why! It's not going on next page of fill up after this.

  • 12. Re: Admin Account Problem
    Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,855 points)

    I cannot identify the 'page' you are on unless you give me the precise wording on the page.

  • 13. Re: Admin Account Problem
    Bksoni Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Now if I don't want to create new admin account so can I do it.? Because, when I'm starting Macbook, it's start from the new admin account page so can I go back and start normally like before I use my Mac? I'm worried about my data in Mac.

  • 14. Re: Admin Account Problem
    Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,855 points)

    I am afraid I cannot help you unless I know what you have done and which 'page' you are talking about.

     

    You may like to read my first post again.

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