Single user mode in MAC OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by omni1787, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. omni1787 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have installed MAC OS X on my vmware. I have forgot root password. Is there any possibility to reset it?

    Many many thanks in advance.

    Thanks,
    Pras
     
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    Jun 15, 2012
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    Lots of things here.
    1. There is no root user password by default. Did you enable it?
    2. What version of OS X; what VM software; what real OS and hardware?

    Most of the usual methods might not work in a virtual environment.
     
  3. switon macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you can reset your root password...send me a PM and I'll explain.

    Switon
     
  4. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Newbies don't have PM privileges until reaching 5 posts.

    I found plenty of results just googling:
    mac os single user reset password
     
  5. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    It's not a secret. A quick Google will reveal how, as will the link I provided.
     
  6. switon macrumors 6502a

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    Hi benwiggy,

    The method I was thinking of does not require a reboot into recovery mode but allows the root password to be reset without knowing the root password or the firmware password.

    Regards,
    Switon
     

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