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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
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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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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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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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