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omni1787

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 20, 2013
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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
 

benwiggy

macrumors 68020
Jun 15, 2012
2,262
69
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.
 

switon

macrumors 6502a
Sep 10, 2012
636
1
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

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

Switon
 

switon

macrumors 6502a
Sep 10, 2012
636
1
It's not a secret. A quick Google will reveal how, as will the link I provided.

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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