11-05-2009, 08:01 PM #1
*Solved* OS 10.3.9: Need to change root passwordI am using OSX Panther 10.3.9.
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- Aug 16, 2009
- Christchurch, New Zealand
- Intel MacBook White, iMac G3 Strawberry, iBook Clamshell Indigo.
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.
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