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    Question Become admin on Tiger

    Hi everybody,
    I have an access to a Mac which is on Tiger. I could run it in Single User Mode, but then I couldn't manage to put my normal user in the admin group, to be able to install new programs.

    A friend of mine typed a few commands in front of me and I saw he had done it, but he couldn't say how he had done...

    I've tried to do it like on Leopard (mount -uw / and then launchctl blablabla and finally dscl), but unlike Leopard, it didn't work. I got an error, something like a network error or something like that...

    So : I know it's possible. But how ?

    Thank you, ++



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    the one I'd suggest you use is

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    mount -uw /
    
    cd /var/db
    
    mv .AppleSetupDone .AppleSetupDone.old
    
    reboot
    But if you don't know what it means don't do it. Messing with your computer being root is extremely dangerous; especially if you don't know what you're doing.


    However if you did learn how to use the Unix command prompt, then the guides over at computerhope.com might help


    Disclaimer: only for people trying to recover their accounts only.
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    I've done it like that knowing what I was doing, and I see your post now.

    Thank you for answering.

    I just did "mount -uw /", then "rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone" and then rebooted, and it asked me to create a new account, I did it and then when it tried to register me it told me that it was impossible.
    So I rebooted with the button, and I was logged in the new account (which is admin), I could then make the guest account admin, and then delete the temporary account.

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    Try to skip the registering part next time... (i.e. choose the option where it says that you don't connect to the internet)

    Oh, and do not rm the .AppleSetupDone file. If anything screws up, you won't be able to recover...
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