Second hand Powerbook G4 can't update?

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  1. joebhoy
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    Hi

    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. robbieduncan
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    Use the system restore CD/DVD to reset the password?
     
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    If you don't have the restore disks, use this process.
     
  4. joebhoy
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    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. merl1n
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    The command you typed is wrong. You left out space characters and the wrong character.

    It should be:

    mount -uw /
     
  6. merl1n
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    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. joebhoy
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    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. merl1n
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    Use the "return" key.
     
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