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Lost password corresponding to user name on my mac so I'm locked out of the whole thing

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  • Note: All your settings will be lost including WEP encryption information, MAC Address filtering information, and any SSID information you have entered. The router user name and password will revert to the default of admin as the user name and no password.

To reset your Linksys BEFW11S4 router to the factory default settings:

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Hold Apple+S when booting to enter single user mode
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  • #reboot
If you can't recall your user name, you can either look in the /Users folder (the directories are named by user), or run "niutil -list . /users".
Also, on older systems the /etc/rc script isn't available, apparently. If that second step fails, try mounting and starting the base services manually:
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I've had to do this a couple of times for friends when they've bought a second hand machine, and once when I had a momentary brain lapse and forgot my own password. Works like a charm, though you'll loose any passwords stored in your keychain.

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Asus Eee PCs run on the Windows XP SP2 operating system. Accounts in Windows XP SP2 can easily be password-protected, but the same password can just as easily be forgotten.


At moments like this, you'll wish you had chosen a password that is both secure and easy to remember, or kept a record of it in a private place.


The quickest way to get back on the computer is to seek out someone with an administrator account on the computer.


Press "Control" + "Alt" + "Delete" at the same time on the locked screen.

Select "Switch User."


Remember, only an administrator account registered on this computer can unlock the computer.


Type in "administrator" in the user name box.


Type the password that corresponds to the administrator user name in the password box .


Click "OK." The Asus Eee PC is unlocked.


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  4. Change all occurences of "(ALL) ALL" to "NOPASSWD: ALL" (Note: You'll need to know your way around the text editor vi -- check out the vi tutorial in MacOS X Command Line 101 for more. -TMO)
  5. Save the SUDOERS file and reboot (ESC-w, ESC-q, 'reboot')
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  2. Next, you need to be able to make changes to the users' accounts on your Mac in order to reset your password, and we'll do that with NetInfo. Start NetInfo by typing Systemstarter. You'll see a pile of messages appearing, which might seem familiar to you if you've ever watched the startup progress bar. When you see the message System started. and a stationary cursor, hit Return. You'll see the shell prompt appear again.
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