The world needs more people like you. I am having Lion These steps work with Mac OS X For A utility should open that will allow you to reset your password. Nothing you can do for File Vault. I take a little time out from the blogging world and come back to find that you have become awesome? Just wanted to mention keep up the fantastic work!
That command just allows you to make changes to the system. Should I follow the process you describe? After that will I be able to access all files? Will I be able then for an official mac os x update since i am new at macs and don;t know the other way? Cannot figure out the answer — anyone else come across this?
I type in my desired password, enter. Another root, retype password, enter.
Thanks so much — any help you can provide would be immensely appreciated. Sorry for the length of this message, but I wanted to describe the problem as clearly as possible. When you type passwd username it is prompting you for the new password. It will do this twice.
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I think the spacing had a lot to do with it… Anyway, this thread was greatly appreciated as it helped a lot in the process, so thanks. It is a Leopard OS We do not have the OS disk. Please lord, help me. I need a printer!
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What type of Mac is it? If it is a desktop model, be sure you are using an apple keyboard and not a third party keyboard.
Single-user mode cannot be initiated with command-S on a third party keyboard. I tried this, did step for step. Hey bigmaconcampus — just a quickie to say your method works beautifully — a million thanks for the help!!! Is there a step I need to omit or will the orignal instructions do as I want? Imight undoubtedly be back again for alot more reading and commenting soon.
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I hope this thread is still active…as I really could use your help I have a macbook air with mac osx Unable to open node. My macbook is not password protected for most tasks, but I do need to reset the password so I can update software. Did you initiate Single-user mode by holding down the command and S keys at startup? As the computer is turning off, press and hold command-S and continue holding it until you see text appear on the screen.
Hi This is a great help, however after checking the user name, I type in the correct one and I get the message unknown user name. Your thoughts please. Or it says: com. Are you sure that any of those three accounts is an admin account?
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Reblogged this on UnboxedThoughts. I tried some of the steps and my machine is now showing the Welcome Screen but no countries or regions are displaying for me to select, what did I do? How can I fix this?
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Sounds like it has been put into Apple Startup mode which is where you see the first Welcome screen. Not sure about the missing countries. You could try resetting the Apple Startup mode by removing the following file while in single-user mode. You can manually remove the login. It will create a new one and prompt you to create a password for it.
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Still, the posts are too quick for newbies. May just you please extend them a little from subsequent time? Thanks for the post.
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I followed the instructions and it worked perfectly!!! You have saved me the biggest hassle of finding an Apple dealer in Korea. Thank you sooooooo much!!!!! Also, I know my username so when I type it in: passwd Mechelle Dawson.
Then run the passwd command to reset the password. I look forward to fresh updates and will share this website with my Facebook group. Chat soon! I have an apple keyboard not a 3rd company. Please double-check your system configuration and send the specs again.
Mac OS X My mac just boots like normal no matter what I press during boot. Running Is there a less confusing guide for dummies im kind of new to the apple os systems,and I mean the easiest way possible are there any key press commands other than opening up the command shell terminal or is there any downloadable software I could use.
What even annoys me more is the constant password entry requests OSX makes. You wonderful person you!! I have used your theory for a complication on newly purchased used Macbook and it worked painlessly. Many thanks from a 72 y. TechnoGran from New Zealand. This seems to have worked for me; I tried 3 other solutions before this and none worked.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Good luck. Oh my god, thank you so much!!!! This finally worked for me!! Thank you so so so much :.