OS reinstall....

Discussion in 'macOS' started by leon phelps, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. leon phelps macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2007

    great problem here. The old lady forgot her password. My macbook has OS 10.4.6 on it.

    I am willing to wipe it out and put a new OS on it. I have a copy of 10.4.7 on dvd and want to install it. When I try to install it, I am prompted for the password.

    I have tried the boot to apple-s and then the sh /etc/rc and am told file not shared.

    Any suggestions for getting this baby back? Thanks in advance.
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    You can reset the password using the procedure outlined under the "Resetting the original administrator account password" section of this document. (I'm assuming she's using the original admin account. If not, there are simpler procedures for resetting a regular user's password further up the page.)

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