how do i reset the root password

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rmorgan

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:( not good, i dont know the root password for my system. im running 10.3.3, the machine was given to me by a colleague, who no longer knows what it is :(


is there any wya i can get to change it????
 
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Boot off of the OS X CD by holding down C when booting the computer with the disk in and you can reset it in there
 
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Andreades

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rmorgan said:
:( not good, i dont know the root password for my system. im running 10.3.3, the machine was given to me by a colleague, who no longer knows what it is :(


is there any wya i can get to change it????

rmorgan,

You can probably set a new root PW by going to System Preferences> Security and clicking there in the space for changing the master (root) password.

All you'll need is a usable login PW to make the change and you're home free.

Hope this helps in case you're unable to do anything regarding root using the CD. I can't recall, personally, seeing an option in booting from CD for changing anything but login. Hope I'm mistaken.

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After you boot from the installer CD. You are placed into the installer program. There is a menu option to change the root/system pass word.

If you try to change the pass word while the system is up and running it will ask for the old pass word.
 
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azstech

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Just in case somebody had the same trouble - I enabled root account in 10.3.3 using all possible methods - with NetInfo, through terminal, with Installer disk (reset password) and there is still no "Other" option on login screen.

There was never any problem in Jaguar or previous system. Is this a bug or a feature?

I need to log as root to do extensive work with Apache and web sites, I got used working in root. Is there any way to log as root in 10.3.3????
 

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