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Old Jul 20, 2007, 06:15 PM   #1
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iBook password issues.....

I decided to do a reinstall on my iBook. It had Tiger on it. So.....I did a reinstall from the Panther discs that came with it figuring it would give me my apps that came with the rig. I was 'gonna upgrade to Tiger but it is asking me for my password and, for whatever reason, when I enter my *correct* password it doesn't work. It says it is the incorrect password. Now, of course, I'm in a catch 22 cause I can't do anything without admin privileges and I have no idea what the password was changed to.

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Old Jul 20, 2007, 06:43 PM   #2
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I decided to do a reinstall on my iBook. It had Tiger on it. So.....I did a reinstall from the Panther discs that came with it figuring it would give me my apps that came with the rig. I was 'gonna upgrade to Tiger but it is asking me for my password and, for whatever reason, when I enter my *correct* password it doesn't work. It says it is the incorrect password. Now, of course, I'm in a catch 22 cause I can't do anything without admin privileges and I have no idea what the password was changed to.

Help!
Boot from the install disk. In one of the menus in the menu bar there will be a "change password" option. You can change the password for any user on the computer there.
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Thank you all for your help. Worked like a charm!
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Old Jan 9, 2009, 12:50 AM   #4
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Unhappy catch 22

I am having the same issue, although I do not have the reset disks, is this the only way to fix the problem?
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