Can't get past guest account

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by TJROCKSTAR, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. TJROCKSTAR macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2007
    SO I DL'd, and installed my copy of OS X Lion, from the App store. I walked away to let it finish, and when it rebooted it prompted me for my GUEST account password.
    Which of course, I can't recall, because I never use the guest account! And I don't see where I can switch to, ohh I dunno, my Admin. account to which I DO know the password for. So I try all my common passwords I use, and FAIL! I tried to boot of the initial Install Disk, FAIL. Repeated I try to boot of the Disc, and both the bluetooth keyboard, and regular USB keyboard; and still it booted off the reg. OS. And now I sit on my PC laptop, next to my Mac griping, and tryign to figure out a way to break into my GUEST account.
    Anyone have a solution. It's a Mac Mini 2.4 Ghz
  2. siddtastic macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    Same exact problem

    I have an iMac and have the same exact problem. Guest password that I have does not seem to work and there is no option to switch over to my regular account.
  3. waxpie, Jul 21, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2011

    waxpie macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    I'm having the exact same problem on a white macbook. Can't break into this new "Guest" account.

    I'm guessing the solution is to do a clean lion install (hold option when booting, go to disk utility, wipe the partition you are installing to, and then reinstall pulling lion from apple servers, and then hope everything migrates properly? Trying this now.
  4. TJROCKSTAR thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2007
    I went back to the recovery Partioning, and backed up to prior the download, and restored to pre-installation. Then I went to the USER IDs and make sure I put in passwords that I know. Then I re-downloaded the install, and re-installed. Again back to the guest account only login. Now with the password, I entered it. And FAIL!@!!!! yet again!!!

    So SO I try to start up in single user mode. then I got on my laptop and SSH into the Mac Mini, and all user IDs with passwords FAIL!!!!

    WTF?>!@?!?@?!?!?!?@?!??!?! SERIOUSLY?!?!?!
  5. Jeremy Banks macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2007
    My friend had this problem, he found a solution of-sorts on the Apple support board.
    As I posted AskDifferent, the file on my friend's Desktop were fine, but you've been warned.

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