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Boot into single user mode, by pressing -s, at the prompt.

No Quotes either.

 

Then, "/sbin/fsck -fy"

 

Then "/sbin/mount -uw /"

 

Then "passwd (ENTER USERNAME HERE) No Parenthesis."

 

Enter your password.

 

Enter it again.

 

Type "reboot".

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Boot into single user mode, by pressing -s, at the prompt.

No Quotes either.

 

Then, "/sbin/fsck -fy"

 

Then "/sbin/mount -uw /"

 

Then "passwd (ENTER USERNAME HERE) No Parenthesis."

 

Enter your password.

 

Enter it again.

 

Type "reboot".

Don't think he knows the "user name"

to find user accounts and reset password on those accounts without having to create another account. fifth link down in above search.

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Don't think he knows the "user name"

to find user accounts and reset password on those accounts without having to create another account. fifth link down in above search.

 

okay i did the fifth one down, i now know the username yay

but when i type in the last command i get this:

 

passwd: DS error: eDSinvalidRecordType

<dscl_cmd> DS error: -14130 (eDSinvalidrecord type)

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okay i did the fifth one down, i now know the username yay

but when i type in the last command i get this:

 

passwd: DS error: eDSinvalidRecordType

<dscl_cmd> DS error: -14130 (eDSinvalidrecord type)

Make sure you type the commands EXACTLY - including the spaces.

 

I was going to test.it, BUT you are quite capable. I am sure that a search like this will sort it out http://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&biw=11...71d041fc8b68b36

;)

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well iv managed to totally forget my admin user name and password for my hackintosh

 

i dont have a USB to boot from or a CD, any thoughts? iv looked around but its hard to find good hackintosh support

 

 

Boot with -s flag

 

At the prompt type:

 

 

mount -uw / <enter>

rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone <enter>

reboot <enter>

 

After rebooting you should have a brand new admin account. When you login as the new admin you can simply delete the old one and you’re good to go again!

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