Problem in single-user mode

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ravemeover, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. ravemeover macrumors newbie

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    Apr 23, 2011
    #1
    Hi everyone. I just purchased 5 different Imacs from a liquidation auction. I have been trying to reset the administrator passwords, but am running into a little problem. The reset worked fine via single user mode on 2 of the Imacs which are mid 2008 models with 10.5 installed, there was no problem.. However, when I boot up in single user mode on the newer imacs (2009-2010) with 10.6 installed, I am unable to type anything into the command prompt. I am using a Dell USB keyboard, but I know th ekeyboard is recognized by the system because holding down the WINDOWS + S button causes single user mode to start, but one it comes time to input text, it is as if the keyboard was no longer there... Anyone have any ideas f why this could be happening and perhaps how to get around it?

    Thanks for your help, I have searched the site and found 2 or 3 posts on this subject but nobody has posted what they did to correct the problem.

    Thanks you again for your help
     
  2. toolbox macrumors 68020

    toolbox

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    Australia (WA)
    #2
    Do you have a Snow leopard retail dvd? Boot from it and reset that way. I had problems with mac's like that in the past with the blue tooth keyboards not working or allowing me to enter single user mode / safeboot. USB didn't work either which i found quite odd.
     

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