HELP! I can't make any changes on my MBP Lion 10.7.1 ; Keeps asking for password prom

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by withinthemind, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. withinthemind macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2009
    I've recently installed Mac Os X Lion, then I installed boot camp and rEFIt and NTFS driver for mac. Now, whenever I boot on Mas OS X and I try to install something or change a setting, it asks for my admin password like it always did. The problem is that, after I enter my password, the dialog dissapears, but the installation doesn't move further. When I click next, the password prompt REAPPEARS and so on. I cannot create another use account because it also asks me for my password and it's the same issue. It's like my system is "locked" and I cannot edit any important file or setting.

    I've searched on google to no avail. Anyone has suggestions?

  2. alexreich, Sep 26, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011

    alexreich macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2011
    reboot your Mac and hold Command+S as it starts (hold before white screen)

    Once you get a prompt, type:

    That should change the password to your account if I recall correctly. It has been a while since hacking into my school's admin accounts. :D

    EDIT 1: If you type everything from above, but replace (username) with a non-existent account, the account will be created on your Machine. You could create an account that way.

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