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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Dec 15, 2010
    Powermacg4 password reset
    kan sum one give give me help wed this . i have done al this to reset a PowerMac g4 but this is not working for me ,

    Reboot the machine into single user mode (CMD+S on boot)
    Mount the root file system as read/write (mount -uw /)
    Edit the SUDOERS file (visudo)
    Change all occurences of "(ALL) ALL" to "NOPASSWD: ALL" (Note: You'll need to know your way around the text editor vi -- check out the vi tutorial in MacOS X Command Line 101 for more. -TMO)
    Save the SUDOERS file and reboot (ESC-w, ESC-q, 'reboot')
    Open a terminal and execute the command 'sudo passwd root'

    can i do ? tanks

  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Moved. What does this have to do with "Community Polls, Member of the Month"? Please read forum descriptions before arbitrarily posting.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    Who knows? Can't even read it and if it needs to be interpreted someone else can do it!
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    MacDude121's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 22, 2010
    Black MacBook 2.2GHz C2D, 4GB Ram - iMac G4 700MHz, 512MB Ram
    Umm..Use this:

    #1. Reboot
    #2. Hold apple + s down after you hear the chime.
    #3. When you get text prompt enter in these terminal commands to create a brand new admin account (hitting return after each line):

    * mount -uw /
    * rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
    * shutdown -h now

    After rebooting follow the prompts to create a new account, and account password.

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