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I have a Power Mac G5 2.0 processor that i installed Leopard onto. I did not put a password in the OS during installation but now when i try to do a Mac software update i get asked for a password???????!!!!! i don"t get???!!!
Is there a way around this. i can recall a time where on other occasions I booted from the install disk and seeing an option for " Password Reset".
Help.... what to do ?????!!
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any install on OS X will ask for an administrative password. This is a security feature.

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And as you left the password blank on setup, just leave it blank and hit the blue button. This is now your password!

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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Heres what i did. i booted from the Leopard installation CD and went to disk utilities/password reset and created a password, saved it and rebooted. When prompted at start-up for the password, i entered it of course and as was well. When I did my software updates again i was prompted for a password, entered it and all was well.
That was a couple of days ago but today when i start the G5, all i get is a blue screen, i can see the mouse but thats all. The G5 never completely boots, it just sits there with a blue screen!!!!!!!!!??????? What happened ?????!!!!!
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Heres what i did. i booted from the Leopard installation CD and went to disk utilities/password reset and created a password, saved it and rebooted. When prompted at start-up for the password, i entered it of course and as was well. When I did my software updates again i was prompted for a password, entered it and all was well.
That was a couple of days ago but today when i start the G5, all i get is a blue screen, i can see the mouse but thats all. The G5 never completely boots, it just sits there with a blue screen!!!!!!!!!??????? What happened ?????!!!!!
External firewire device connected? Boot with out it. Good after that try boot again with FW device connected to see if this occurs again, if so try different port, if no success open firmware reset may be in order. G5 known for FW issues and have seen countless issues with blue screen caused by FW.
And for clarity my "opinion" no guarantees here, just a helpful extension of experience.
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Sounds interesting, but I am really Mac-dum ( hey i think i just coined a new phrase) but how do i do this " Firmware Reset". Again thanks for all the help, Mac guys and Apple girls, it very much appreciated!!!!!!!
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