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Password problem my cousin has a mac book. he forgot his user login password and he lost the disc that came with the mac. so i was told to buy a mac os x leopard 2 reboot the password. what do i do? i was told to hold down c while the i put the disc in but it dosent work. what do i do?

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  • shaadiva Apr 09, 2009

    i forgot my password how to reboot my system?

  • duyen_truong Apr 25, 2009

    I tried the command S the typed in /sbin/muont -uw //sbin/SystemStarter but then I got a message saying it does not recognize the command.

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Click Restart at the login window
While the computer is restarting, hold down "Command-S" until you see text scrolling through the window.
This boots the computer into single user mode.

At the Localhost% prompt type:
/sbin/mount -uw //sbin/SystemStarter

You will then see various services starting up.

When the Localhost% prompt reappears, type:
passwd root

It will then ask you to type the new root password twice, so do so.

After entering the new password, type:
reboot

At the login window, enter username root wih the new password.

Once you are connected, you can use the Multiple Users application (/Applications/Utilities) to change your normal user's password, or create a new user account. 


Good Luck!!

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