How do i enable a root user or reinstall on my ibook mac osx 10.4.8 ?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MR POTATO HEAD, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. MR POTATO HEAD macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2007
    i have absolutely no idea where to start

    please help

    thanx in advance
  2. uwguy macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2007
    To enable the root user you need to do the following.

    1) Log Into The System With Your Administrator Account (the account you install updates with)
    2) Run NetInfo Manager (Applications > Utilities > NetInfo Manager)
    3) Select Security > Authenticate
    4) Type Your Password
    5) Select Security > Enable Root User
    6) Set A Password In The Window That Comes Up.

    In terms of installing, you should just need to put the OS install disk into the computer and reboot while holding the C key down.
  3. MR POTATO HEAD thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2007
    thanx but now i have another problem i already have root user enabled and i do not know the password

    now what?

    thanx in advance

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