Need help using the Lion Recovery HD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by phrontistery, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. phrontistery macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to reinstall OS X lion by using the Recovery HD. I know that is a last resort type thing, but that is where im at right now. When I sign into my wifi with my WEP key it then asks me this:

    "airportd wants to use the "login" keychain."
    "Please enter the keychain password."


    I have tried any password that I knew of and none of them worked. I have no idea what to do.

    Any ideas?
    :confused:
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Try entering your system administrator password for that prompt..the one you used when you install software or change settings.
     
  3. phrontistery thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've already tried every password that I know to use.
     
  4. artificialhero macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    Not sure if you ever figured this out, but I ran into this thread while googling the same problem. I figured it out the answer for myself in the end: as you are installing Lion from scratch, there is no password set for keychain access. This means when you are prompted for a password, all you have to do is press enter without entering anything, and that should work.

    Hope this helps - I signed up to this forum just to post this response! :).
     

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