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Jan 1, 2013 1:12 PM

I have an iBook with os9 and os10 on it and have lost my password that is required in os10. I tried to boot it holding down the S key but that does not work and when I boot it from the disc it boots up in os9. Any suggestions?

 

Rob

  • Knucklesmac Level 4 Level 4 (2,225 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 5:12 AM (in response to roger217)

    Hello,

     

    Using your Mac OS X disk in the drive, hold down the 'C' key while booting the iBook.

    When it's loaded, select utilities from the menu. There it will give you the option to change the admin users password. Once you done that, retest your iBook and log back into mac OS x.

     

    Best of luck

  • Knucklesmac Level 4 Level 4 (2,225 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 8:25 AM (in response to roger217)

    You need to use the newer Mac OS X ( OS 10) disk.

    Hold down the option key while booting and that will show you a drive selection screen.

    You should see images. One is Macintosh Hard Drive and the other will be Mac OS X install (The disk you inserted) select that disk.

  • Knucklesmac Level 4 Level 4 (2,225 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 9:11 AM (in response to roger217)

    Hold on, is this Mac OS X disk your using from your newer Mac?

    If so, what Mac is this disk for?

     

    You can't us a system disk from any other mac other than iBook G4.

    You also can't use any Mac OS X disk higher than Mac OS x 10.5 on your iBook, it just wont work.

  • Knucklesmac Level 4 Level 4 (2,225 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 9:19 AM (in response to roger217)

    Hello,

     

    Is it a gray system disk or a black disk with a big 'X' on it?

  • Knucklesmac Level 4 Level 4 (2,225 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 9:27 AM (in response to roger217)

    That's a system disk for your iMac and it wont be of any help to you. (Sorry)

    You will have to obtain an iBook system disk or a retail copy of Mac OS X.

    These are either a Mac OS X 10.3 or Mac OS X 10.4

     

    If you search the web, there are methods of changing the password without a mac OS X disk, however we don't recommend these methods and you would be doing so at your own risk.

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