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by default root does not have a password, and by default the rrot account is disabled.

 

If the system is asking a password where you are doing somdething with "sudo", like "sudo su" or "sudo any_command" the password the system is asking is yours, but your account need Admin rights, and again by default the first account you creat when Mac OS initializes has Admin rights.

 

The only difference with Leopard is that epmty password does not work to use "sudo" command, in the past Mac OSes you can type "sudo any-coomand" and when it asks for a passwors you can hit enter, on Leopard this does not work anymore, so if you have an empty password change it.

 

You can also make the root account enable but is not good.

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What my problem really is that I have just installed leo4allv3 and I used the account loop fix. After that, I am at the login screen for the hackingtosh, but I have YET to setup a username, so I am unable to login. That's why I need to know how to get my username and password using a command.

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if you boot in single user mode the root does not need a password.

 

Booting in GUI mode the root accound is disabled, you you are in a dead end.

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