5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 28, 2013 9:23 PM by BDAqua
tsosient Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I tried using the single user and to get a new admin account on my macbook, there is no admin account available section and the new account is just a standard. Yes there a way to into the root account or any way to change one of my accounts to admin? As of right now, I only have standard accounts and no admins.


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Trying to get a new admin account
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,860 points)

    Hello, is this the method you used?

     

    Reset OS X Password Without an OS X CD...

     

    http://theappleblog.com/2008/06/22/reset-os-x-password-without-an-os-x-cd/

     

    Admin Hack...

     

    http://www.hackmac.org/?q=node/4

     

    Starts up like the first time you buy a new Mac, but after filling in all that info again, you should have access to the computer and the other Users & files will still be there... give the new User a different name than an existing one.

    Reset OS X Password Without an OS X CD...

     

    http://theappleblog.com/2008/06/22/reset-os-x-password-without-an-os-x-cd/

     

    Admin Hack...

     

    http://www.hackmac.org/?q=node/4

     

    Starts up like the first time you buy a new Mac, but after filling in all that info again, you should have access to the computer and the other Users & files will still be there... give the new User a different name than an existing one.

  • tsosient Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes that is the method I used and the new account (after I done the single user mode) is a standard account. I need to get an admin account to update my macbook. Is there another way to get into the admin account?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,860 points)

    Whew... we need an admin account to change a user to admin!

     

    "Try Disk Utility

     

    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 Disk Utility from the Installer menu at 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 Disk Utility.*

    3. Click the First Aid tab.

    4. Select your Mac OS X volume.

    5. Click Repair Disk, (not Repair Permissions). Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."

     

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106214

     

    Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.

     

    (Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)

     

    If perchance you can't find your install Disc, at least try it from the Safe Boot part onward.

  • tsosient Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried the Safe Boot because I dont have the disk no more, I purchased my Macbook five years ago. I tried to entered the Repair Permissions after rebooting the mac. It is asking for an admin account user name and password which I don't know, due that the first account I created was the admin account and now it is a standard account. Where can I find the Mac OS X install disc or another way without the disk?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,860 points)

    You can call Apple with the Serial# handy & they may have original Replacement Discs, but...

     

    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