04-22-2010, 07:15 AM
I bought a used macbook pro 15 inch / OS 10.5.8 which had "admin" as the user and no password set. I added a new password in the System Prefs > Accounts as I always do, and when I restarted my laptop - my new password did not allow me to access the system. My password hint was there.
So I reset my password with the Mac installer disc / Reset password option - but no dice. Still did not work. It only worked once I left the new password as a blank entry, which means no password.
I tried going into the root level as per some online advice earlier to reset my password, but even that didn't work. The system seems to have another layer of access.
I noticed in the Mac Installer Reset Password option that there is another user stated which is System Administrator (root) - could this be something I would need to change the password for?
Also, when I logged back into my Mail account - it now asked me for a login password based on my keychain - which was my previous password that I had set for logging into my account before leaving it blank.
I'm not sure what to do, and would appreciate any help to fix this. I would like to set a password.
Thanks in advance