cannot log onto a 10.4 system, work arounds?

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  1. austinsevo macrumors regular

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    Well i dont have the Tiger CD anymore but i heard i can boot into single user mode and enable root?

    i tried this but didnt work


    /sbin/fsck -y
    /sbin/mount -uw /
    /sbin/SystemStarter
    passwd root


    is it different for tiger?
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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  3. austinsevo thread starter macrumors regular

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    forgot the password, i tried as described in the link but it didnt work. Is it different on Tiger?

    this is what i tried along with your link.


    /sbin/fsck -y (That command goes though)
    /sbin/mount -uw / (That one too)
    /sbin/SystemStarter (Says it cannot find boot strap something or another)
    passwd root ( i type it hit enter and it just goes back to the CLI prompt without asking to enter a password. When i tried it on a Leopard Macbook it worked fine but not on the machine im trying to unlock.)


    It worked on a leopard box without the /sbin part in the command line.
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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  5. austinsevo thread starter macrumors regular

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    popped in the leopard DVD, it let me change the passwords.. good to go!
     

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