Question about Apple Power Mac G5 Desktop
I was given a solution to my reset problem. The instruction was to use the install disc. I did that, but the feature that I was asked to avoid, the SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR (root), that was the only feature to pop up in the process to resetting my password.
There is nothing on my Desk top but the password box.
This system was originally a Tiger and this year I install Leopard. It has worked properly until the computer was broken into last weekend.
Thank you so much for your assistance.
If you have the install disk, restart the Mac and hold down the C key after you hear the startup chime. This will start from the CD. Under the Installer menu, you will then have the option to reset the password for the admin account, which will enable you to reset any user password.
Instructions from Apple are here: http://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=3853
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
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To change the administrator password, you must know the current administrator password. If you're logged in as the administrator, open Account preferences and click the Change Password button.
If you don't remember the password and automatic login is turned off, you can reset the administrator password using the Mac OS X User Install disc.
IMPORTANT: Because a user with the Mac OS X install disc can gain unrestricted access to your computer, you should keep the disc in a safe place.
To reset the administrator password using the Mac OS X disc:
Be sure to change your login password in Keychain Access to match your new password.
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