Mac doesn't approve password after Lion

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  1. GrssTov macrumors newbie

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    My macbook pro is not approving my password after i installed lion to it.

    It is stuck on the first page and i cant go around it, so far ...

    I tried starting it on safe mode but it does not work, it just stays on the first page.

    What can i do ? any ideas ?
     
  2. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Start it from the Recovery Partition, go to Utilities and change the password. You can also do the following:

    This trick worked under Snow Leopard. Can't imagine it would be different under Lion.
     
  3. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Try this hint. Lion is a little different than SL


    Apple has removed the utility to reset a password and restore a user's folder permissions from the Recovery HD. If you need it, you have to open Terminal (from the Recovery HD Utility menu) and type:

    resetpassword

    Then the old Reset Password application opens.

    By the way the old hint to reset a user password by booting in single user mode is no longer working: the file /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.DirectoryServices.plist no longer exists.


    http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20110727063028750
     
  4. GrssTov thread starter macrumors newbie

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    "Apple has removed the utility to reset a password and restore a user's folder permissions from the Recovery HD. If you need it, you have to open Terminal (from the Recovery HD Utility menu) and type:

    resetpassword

    Then the old Reset Password application opens.

    By the way the old hint to reset a user password by booting in single user mode is no longer working: the file /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.DirectoryServices.plist no longer exists. "



    How do I open a Terminal ??
     
  5. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    Open your Applications folder, then look under Utilities.

    Alternatively, you can search for 'Terminal' in Spotlight.
     
  6. GrssTov thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can only reach to the entry menu , where he doesn't approve my password, or to the utility menu. Cannot access to application or anything like that...
    Also tried using Shift in startup , but that didnt go.

    Do i need to erase my HD using disk utility ? if so how can i restart it ,with which OS ? ..... I have a SL disk around ......

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    Tried to reinstall as well, but with no luck
     
  7. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Boot into recovery partition find menu command launch terminal.
    You can get to the recovery partition right ? Boot holding command-R key.
     
  8. GrssTov thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok,
    I got to terminal and I changed the password, but it is still not accepting it.
     
  9. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    I'd double check. Not sure what else to try if you booted into single user mode changed it then changed it via hint I gave you. Perhaps someone else will have idea.
     
  10. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Just use the trick I posted above about creating a new user account and set a master password, change the admin password for the account you want, then delete the newly created account.
     
  11. GrssTov thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I doubled checked and it does not work.

    benthewraith -

    I cant access Single user mode to do these admin changes.
    even when i use cmd+s it still asks for a password which he then do not approve.
    Is there another way to get there?
     
  12. GrssTov thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can i get help with formatting my mac and installing a SL using disk ?
    In the situation im in :confused:
     
  13. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    If you have a SL install disk, you should be able to boot from the disk and use Disk Utility to wipe the drive.

    Clean install Snow Leopard.
     
  14. GrssTov thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the help !

    Eventually i wiped the volume and booted it from the SL disk. i will no upgrade again to lion. too bad i had to format my drive though ...

    :)
     

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