Second hand Powerbook G4 can't update?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by joebhoy, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie


    I got a powerbook G4 and I'm new to using them but just started getting the hang of it but I have a big problem I can't update anything because I need to put in a password but I haven't got it.

    Is there anything I can do?
  2. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Use the system restore CD/DVD to reset the password?
  3. macrumors 68000


    If you don't have the restore disks, use this process.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Would you mind talking me through this please?

    I rebooted then when I put in mount-um/ I hit enter to go on the next line but it came up something like unkown command prompt.

    I didn't get any disks with it just a camera and charger. I can't update anything.
  5. macrumors 65816


    The command you typed is wrong. You left out space characters and the wrong character.

    It should be:

    mount -uw /
  6. macrumors 65816


    Something smells fishy here.

    Where did you get this Mac and why don't you have the password?

    The instructions you refer to are for creating a new administrator account, not just resetting the password.

    If you just want to reset the password, these are not the correct instructions.
  7. macrumors newbie

    What you on about something smells fishy?

    I wanna update my Java so I can play online poker but I can't cause I need the password I can't downlaod any updates.

    When I type in mount -uw / how do I move down to the next line to put in the next part cause I can't press enter?
  8. macrumors 65816


    Use the "return" key.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Got it.

    Thanks for the help!!!

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