Reset Password for BIOS

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

  1. PhireWare macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2008
    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


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    It sounds like a firmware password:

    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

    Dec 31, 2008
    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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