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Ok so, I recently had my hdd swapped cause it failed and then my dad picekd it up put parental junk on it, and manged to disable booting from a disc, single user boot mode, verbose, and obviously dont have the admin password, please help me but terminal is open! so i can use command lines..?
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If it's your computer, why did you father put all those restrictions? If it's not yours, perhaps you should have a conversation with your dad about those restrictions..

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no its mine hes just saying he wants control over a 16 year olds computer which is pissing me off
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If he's put the level of locks (almost firmware level it sounds like), then I think there is little you can do to work around it..

Is it yours as in you paid for it, or yours as in you are the primary user of it? Perhaps a reasonable conversation with him will allow you to get more access to the computer..

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so there is absolutley no way of cracking these firmware passwords thru terminal?
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Nothing is impossible..but that firmware level of "hacking" would involve significant skills and definitely not a trivial thing that can be done with a couple of terminal commands..

Bottom line, I don't think you're going to be able to work around this somehow..

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Ok so, I recently had my hdd swapped cause it failed and then my dad picekd it up put parental junk on it, and manged to disable booting from a disc, single user boot mode, verbose, and obviously dont have the admin password, please help me but terminal is open! so i can use command lines..?
A big question may be...why did your dad feel the need to install these restrictions?

Is it due to previous unacceptable activity on your part, parents being proactive to provide better security & safety for you (online bullies, online predators, spam, identity theft, phishing, etc.)?

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A big question may be...why did your dad feel the need to install these restrictions?

Is it due to previous unacceptable activity on your part, parents being proactive to provide better security & safety for you (online bullies, online predators, spam, identity theft, phishing, etc.)?

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Very good question Nick. I was about to ask the same thing!

Only thing that bugs me is with all that in place, the owner of the computer sure can't do a lot!
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Only thing that bugs me is with all that in place, the owner of the computer sure can't do a lot!
Well...

Not sure about other folks...but when I was 16 living under my parents roof where they:

- paid for everything
- legally responsible for just about everything I did (which would include inappropriate activity on the computer/internet)
- and (like it or not) were trying to watch out for my safety/security

...the parents pretty much owned everything (even if I paid for it via Summer jobs, etc.).

"Freedom" comes when you move out of the house...pay ALL your own bills...then you don't have any money to even afford to purchase a computer!

- Nick

p.s. To the OP...I know that all this "control" over the computer stinks...but parents (like it or not) are 100% in charge.

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