Reset Password for BIOS

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by PhireWare, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. PhireWare macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I just recently got an iBook G3. I found it in my towns recycling center and brought it home. The user on it does not have admin privileges. Seeing how it's old and is running 10.2 I was just going to install some sort of Linux on it. I went to go boot into a CD and it came up with a grey screen with a password prompt? Any ideas? I don't have the password. Does the same thing if I try to boot into single user mode. Any help? Thanks.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    It sounds like a firmware password: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1352

    I don't know of any way around it, it's there to protect the machine.

    But maybe MRoogle might help you find something.
     
  3. PhireWare thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Reset Password for BIOS

    Alright, I'll try to just reset the admin password then. Or to generate a new one. I don't have the CD and the Terminal may be blocked. Thanks for the advice. I'll try it today and let you know if it worked.
     

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