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Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:21 PM   #1
Simpyd
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PW Problem With Old Emac

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I was given a old emac awhile ago, I just had the time to play with it but it asks for a pw for log in screen, and there's only 1 account.. The system was used at a school many years ago. I only got a emac for keyboard or anything was wonder how can I go about resetting the pw or logging in.. Only thing i was told was that it was rubbing 10.3.5 or something... New to mac's.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 01:27 AM   #2
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You need the system install disks. Boot from the install disk and do fresh clean and install
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 02:05 PM   #3
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Hi Guys
I was given a old emac awhile ago, I just had the time to play with it but it asks for a pw for log in screen, and there's only 1 account.. The system was used at a school many years ago. I only got a emac for keyboard or anything was wonder how can I go about resetting the pw or logging in.. Only thing i was told was that it was rubbing 10.3.5 or something... New to mac's.
Thx..
this is a way to fix it without disks...

open single user mode (command +s)
mount the drive ( in that version it should tell you right there)
type in this EXACTLY

rm /var/db/.applesetupdone
reboot

this makes the machine think it is new and gives you the setup screen.

i have done this in 10.2, 10.4, and 10.6 so it seems to be universal.
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