New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

OS 10.3.9: Need to change root password


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
333mhz

 
Member Since: Aug 16, 2009
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Posts: 83
333mhz will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: Intel MacBook White, iMac G3 Strawberry, iBook Clamshell Indigo.

333mhz is offline
Quote:
I am using OSX Panther 10.3.9.
I bought an iBook Clamshell Indigo and only got it running the other day. Turns out the previous owner "Ryan" has left his password on it and I am restricted to what I can do.

Luckily he has turned on automatic login so I can still use the account, but I want my own password so I can turn the automatic login off.

I do not have a Panther CD. I don't want to have to buy one. I am considering putting Xubuntu on it in the future but for the time being need to have my own password.

I tried a hack by pressing command S on startup and typing in what it told me to (something about mounting and passwd commands) but it didn't work.
No worries. The owner didn't lock the system preferences, so I was able to make a new account, give it administrator privileges, login to the new account, and delete the old one.
Thanks.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« My video files won't load. | Delete Invisible Files »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Accounts can't change password on login dsandif OS X - Operating System 0 09-09-2009 08:51 PM
Mac doesn't recognize airport password Jasmine Rice Internet, Networking, and Wireless 5 05-23-2009 05:48 PM
Can you change an account password with out the old one? (help A.S.A.P) Left Face Down Switcher Hangout 2 05-27-2006 02:20 PM
Computer Password - can't change it or use it Aloel OS X - Operating System 0 04-23-2005 08:31 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?