Discussion in 'macOS' started by brendan67, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. brendan67 macrumors member


    Apr 30, 2005

    i;ve hit a brick wall - my iMac was acting up over a network
    and the system admin password has gotten screwed up.

    i;ve tried to reset the password booting from the install disc but it wont let me?

    is there a way to reinstall tiger when i try to do that it askes for the [password which has somehow gotten changed?

    any help appreciated

  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Hello and welcome.

    First: Make your posting titles pertinent to the question you are asking, it will get better results. This would be the 2,386th thread entitled "Help"

    Second: Can you describe exactly how booting from the OSX CD/DVD doesn't let you change password?

    You are booting with the CD/DVD in the drive and holding down the "C" keyh until it boots into the installer, correct?

    What happens then?
  3. brendan67 thread starter macrumors member


    Apr 30, 2005
    hi thanks

    the menu comes up with all the disc content

    installer, osx, etc - i then go to applications - utilities - reset password

    then i get the message " to open reset password you must start up your
    computer using your mac osx install disc. to do this double click the install osx icon on the disc. when the installer opens choose reset password
    from the utilities menu."

    when i try it this way it asks me for the sytem admin password? which
    is changed somehow leading to this problem.

    thank you

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