Stuck in network boot

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jk111, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. jk111 macrumors regular

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    Well, here is my dilemma. I forgot both my User account password as well as my open firmware password that I had enabled. I went into boot disk and selected network boot, thinking it would boot off of Remote Disk, but it did not.

    Now, it is stuck in the Network boot mode and I cannot switch it because I forgot my open firmware password.

    Any tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    reset PRAM by holding the Command-Option-P-R key combination...press the keys until you've heard two successive startup sounds....this should reset your open firmware.
     
  3. jk111 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's not letting me do the reset. It just goes right to the network boot.
     
  4. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    you have to turn mba off and then poweron and hold down command-option-p-r keys (all four of them) and wait to hear two startup sounds (20-30 secs apart)...keep holding down keys till second sound and then should reset open firmware
     
  5. jk111 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Still no luck resetting it. I've tried the option and command keys on both sides of the keyboards as well.
     
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