Can't Log In To iBook G4 After Update

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by AlmostJosh, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. AlmostJosh macrumors 6502

    AlmostJosh

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    My family has 4 iBook G4's and 1 MacBook Pro. Recently, our MBP died, so the apple retail store has it until friday. So, I let my dad use my iBook. He decided to do the software update and so on, but when he restarted it, none of the passwords work. I tried all the passwords I use, and all of his. None work. I think he upgraded to 10.4.11. Can someone help me? I really don't want to restore because I have hundreds of purchased songs and movies, and all my iPhone and iPod backups, and all my school work. Help? Thank you, Josh.
     
  2. California macrumors 68040

    California

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    If you still have the original system discs or a retail Tiger disc, then just put it in and change the password.

    I hate updates...
     
  3. Skeletal-dæmon macrumors 6502

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    Seconded. The exact same thing happened to my Mac Mini the first time it updated to 10.4.11. Oddly enough it worked second time round in the combined update...
     
  4. AlmostJosh thread starter macrumors 6502

    AlmostJosh

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    Ive tried that. It still says the passwords are wrong
     
  5. California macrumors 68040

    California

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    You go to the system installer page and -- you do not continue but you pull down the disk utility menu or the change password menu I can't recall what it says.

    I think it is disc utility. Then you just go in and reset the password.

    IT WILL SAY RESET PASSWORD on the menu pulldown.

    YOU NEED THE ORIGINAL SYSTEM DISCS OR THE RETAIL TIGER DISC TO DO THIS.

    What is it that you are not doing here to reset your password?

    You don't need a password to boot from a system dvd?
     
  6. AlmostJosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ive done all that and it still says that the password is wrong
     

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