Thread: Help no root admin
04-29-2011, 02:08 PM #1
Help no root admin
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- Apr 29, 2011
Background: boss gave me his dads old mac but we didn't know the admin password. It runs on 10.4. I had a 10.5 install disk and changed password from the disk. Problem is I changed password on all users including admin (root) account.
When I rebooted there were no users available to login so I couldn't log in.
I then booted in single user mode and typed the code that re-installs (sets up) a new admin but when I get to the point to add user it gives me a critical error and sends me back to the start of the set up.
I don't have a 10.4 install dvd only 10.5 and the old mac can't install 10.5. I checked users with 10.5 disk and there is no admin root anymore?
Is there anything I can do without 10.4 install dvd?
04-29-2011, 03:08 PM #2
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- Jan 23, 2008
- Keller, Texas
- Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Sierra
Welcome to the Mac Forums.
Your post was moved to the correct forum as it does not belong in the "Lounge". Please read forum descriptions and Sticky posts before submitting your question. Your cooperation is appreciated.
As to your problem: Which Mac is it? Year, model? Assuming it has Tiger on it, you really should obtain an original Tiger or retail Tiger disk so that you can use it for repair and reinstall.
If the machine is too old to do a Leopard install, you really don't have a choice. And as far as ROOT goes, it still exists with Leopard and Snow Leopard.
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