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I have forgotten my user name and password XXXXX my iBook G4.

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I have forgotten my user name and password XXXXX my iBook G4. I do not have any discs.

How do I get in again?

Thanks

Tessa
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
To reset your OS X password XXXXX an OS X CD you need to enter terminal and create a new admin account:

  • Reboot
  • Hold apple + s down after you hear the chime.
  • When you get text prompt enter in these terminal commands to create a brand new admin account (hitting return after each line):
mount -uw /
rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
shutdown -h now
  • After rebooting you should have a brand new admin account. When you login as the new admin you can simply delete the old one and you’re good to go again!
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