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    Default Reseting Admin Password on a Hack (without startup disk)

    Need some help on the best way to reset the admin password without a startup disk on my hack leopard (sorry if this is a repeat thread, but I searched for a few hours here and couldn't find anything clear enough).



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    Hey there, try doing this

    Boot into the Leopard Install DVD and hit F8 then type -s to enter the single user mode and type:
    /sbin/fsck -fy
    /sbin/mount -uw /
    passwd root
    touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
    reboot
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    Yeah, I don't have a startup/install DVD. Is there any way around this?

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    Well you can always do it without DVD, just need to boot in single user with -s
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    ran into a few snags.

    1. I boot into -s (notice the error- "Firewire unable to determine security mode; defaulting to full-secure.")


    2. I enter '/sbin/fsck -fy'


    3. I enter '/sbin/mount -uw /'


    4. I enter 'passwd root' (prompts for new password, although when I type it displays no characters- after 'enter', i am prompted to retype it and again no characters appear)


    5. I enter 'touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone'


    I then reboot, and i still cannot change the password. As you can tell I'm a total novice, but is there any way you can help? Thanks.


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    After doing that cant boot? thats odd it should start from zero after that @_o try asking here for advanced info, irc.osx86.hu #hackint0sh, try asking to nawcom
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    I can reboot, I am just back to square one- same old password which can't be changed. Are these other users that you posted that I should ask for help?

 

 

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