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OS 10.5 - Leopard Single-User Mode


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Is there some way to set a user to admin from single-user mode in Leopard. I made the mistake of turning off my admin account and don't want to have to redo it through the disk and I know you can do it in Tiger.

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Have you tried just going to System Preferences-Accounts and select your account, then select "allow user to administer this computer"?

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That would be a great idea that I have already tried except that little lock icon on the bottom is locked and I can't unlock cause I don't have an admin password, like I said
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edit: ack. didn't read it fully.

dscl . -append /Groups/admin GroupMembership <username>

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edit: ack. didn't read it fully.

dscl / -append /Groups/admin GroupMembership <username>
Huh? sorry slightly confused
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it's a command (that I typo'd and didn't catch oops), you have to (normally) be root or sudo it, but it should work in single user mode. Substitute <username> for the username you wish to make an admin. You could also probably enable the root account, log on as root and use the gui to promote your user to admin.

Like such.

mike-macbook-pro:~ mike$ id foo
uid=503(foo) gid=20(staff) groups=20(staff),98(_lpadmin),102(com.apple.sharep oint.group.2),103(com.apple.sharepoint.group.3),10 1(com.apple.sharepoint.group.1)
mike-macbook-pro:~ mike$ sudo dscl . -append /Groups/admin GroupMembership foo
mike-macbook-pro:~ mike$ id foo
uid=503(foo) gid=20(staff) groups=20(staff),98(_lpadmin),102(com.apple.sharep oint.group.2),103(com.apple.sharepoint.group.3),80(admin),101(com.apple.sharepoint.group.1)
mike-macbook-pro:~ mike$

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Awesome thanks
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