Urgent Help - MacMini No Admin Password

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by scb02, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. scb02 macrumors regular

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    Just bought a MacMini it's running OSX tiger, i went to install my OS X leopard disc on it and it asked me for the admin password, i have sent the guy an email but he hasn't got back to me how would i bypass this to install Leopard or change it?

    Thanks in advance
    Simon
     
  2. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    Put the disk in your computer, and hold C while booting to boot from the disk. Wait for it to load up, and go to Utilities > Reset Password. There you can reset the root password for the computer.
     
  3. scb02 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Tried that mate and it just gives me the apple and loading bar spins?
     
  4. scb02 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's worked now mate cheers. Welll im installing the OS will i still be able to do it or should i reset the password first then install the OS?
     
  5. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    If you're going to reinstall the OS from the the way I've mentioned (booting from the disk rather than from within OSX), you don't need to reset the password. :)
     
  6. scb02 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Excellent cheers, not sure what problem is it loaded then said checking and stopped and said dirty disc (it's clean) so can't get it to install :(
     
  7. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    If it's possible to skip the disk check, just go ahead and do it. It will probably install fine anyway.
     

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