I can no longer install software or access preferences that require me to type in my name and password. Everything was working fine until today. My password still works during startup, but my screensaver does not accept the password.
Yesterday I created a user using dscl in the terminal. I am assuming my troubles are related to that.
I have just bought a macBook Pro running Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.0) and have attempted to connect to the internet via the AirPort to connect to my Wireless Router. I am already using the router/modem to connect my two other windows computers to the internet but when I try to connect using my MacBook it won't accept my password. I have tried all passwords used previously, but to no avail.
for some reason after the last time i did a shutdown the mac now does not start up. I enter the password ,( correctly , i checked for caps lock etc..) it seems to accept it and then it blinks and takes me back to the login . The same thing happens on the guest account I had set up. different password entered correctly. OS is the lastest 10.7 with all the updates.
I have a MacBook running OS X 10.5.6. I just installed MySQL (version MySQL 5.1.30-ndb-6.3.20-cluster-gpl) on it and I was trying to create a new database within it. However, I am told I do not have the necessary privileges to do this. The message goes on to state to use the root user to create databases and grant the necessary privileges to the new account. When I try to connect with the root user id, I left the password blank, since I have never set the password. This did not work since either it already has a default password. I looked at a previous message regarding enabling the root login. In it they state I should go to the "Netinfo" manager in the Utilities folder. I don't know if this is on a different version of the OS since I can't find the particular app. I have experience with Linux and I know that the root user id is very sensitive and should be used very sparingly if at all.
I just bought a used Emac running 10.3.9. The previous owner does not remember the administrator password nor did I realize how important it is to have. I have the original install discs and did boot using the disc. I then went under the install menu and chose reset password. I changed the user password but have been unsuccessful at changing the admin password. The drop down menu in password reset gave me the option of Administrator (root), Application, or finally user. I have read a couple of articles cautioning not to change or work with root changes.
How to enable the root userOS X LionFrom the Apple menu choose System Preferences....From the View menu choose Users & Groups.Click the lock and authenticate as an administrator account.Click Login Options....Click the "Edit..." or "Join..." button at the bottom right.Click the "Open Directory Utility..." button.Click the lock in the Directory Utility window.Enter an administrator account name and password, then click OK.Choose Enable Root User from the Edit menu.Enter the root password you wish to use in both the Password and Verify fields, then click OK.For some reason this does not even booting for instalation media it says that the disc can not be changed.
I recently acquired a Power Mac G4 digital audio which is running 10.3 Panther. I was planning on doing some video editing with it using FCE 4.0. The only problem is I need to be running 10.4 or later. My only problem is, I can't install 10.4 because I dont know the administrator password, and I have no means of contact with the original owner. I also dont have the original install disks. How could I reset the admin pass so that I can install new software?
I inherited a G5 from a colleague who left the department however I was not given a firmware password. So now I cannot re-install the OS OR work in terminal. I have tried the remove RAM and then reset PRAM. I have tried booting off disk but that is locked. I have tried replacing HD with new one but cannot boot off disk to install onto it. What is left for me to try to get this working and now the person is not available to just tell me what password is, they left months ago.
My friend. a student, had a problem with this emac 700Mhz ,384 MB ram,no floppy,no optical drive it was about 9 years old.When it is turned on it took a bout a minute for the CRT monitor to turn on Its OS is about 10.4 and something All i tried to show you that it is not worth spending much on this emac Now it losts it root account
how to boot and "holding down Command-S" to reset the root password
I'm running Tiger on an iMac G5. I have had no problems with my mail account for the year that I've had the G5..until now. All of a sudden, I can't get my mail from my comcast pop account. It keeps asking for my password. When I enter the password (which I've had for over 6 years), it tells me that it is incorrect. So, I threw away my accounts and rebuilt them. Upon rebuilding, it said there was an error contacting comcast. What's confusing me is, I NEVER changed ANY setting and there was never a problem before a week ago. Needless to say, creating a new account didn't work. I called comcast, and SURPRISE!! they say it's a problem with Mac Mail and not Comcast. I verified my setting with them and they said that they were correct. The incoming is mail.comcast.net and the incoming is smtp.comcast.net - the port is set to the default of 25. If anyone can help, I'd really appreciate it. I really on my email to get homework assignments, credit card statements, account verifications, and updates for software (garagesale updates almost daily). If you need any other info to help me, please feel free to ask. I will keep checking back - but have a lot of hwk. to get done tonight.
I can't seem to run a sudo command in the OS X terminal. Every time I run a sudo command, I get no response, as if the command is not run at all. My sudo appears to be broken somehow. I've got a problem with mounting an NTFS drive that is dirty. I have a command I am trying to run using the "sudo" command, but it is not working.
Code: sudo /usr/local/bin/ntfs-3g /dev/disk0s3 /Volumes/WIN XP -o force
After the sudo, I am prompted for my password, but after that the only response I get is another prompt, as if the command was totally ignored. I have tried many different commands after the sudo, and cannot get a response from anything. I even tried "sudo tcsh", which should open up a new shell, but nothing. "sudo ls" also shows nothing, just another prompt.
I open up terminal, this shows up Code: Last login: Mon Jun 7 23:46:54 on ttys001 -bash: sdkfolder: No such file or directory xxxx-xxxxxs-MacBook-Pro:~ xxxxxx$ why is that -bash line in there?Also, I cannot run 'sudo' at all. I'm on an Admin account, and I have enabled root permissions..
I am trying to delete some files with the command "sudo rm -rf". I get the return message "read-only file system." I am log in as adim and I don't have the option of changing it to a write file in the "get info" tab. How is it possible to delete these files?
When I try to sudo from Terminal, I get: media:~ frank$ sudo su -sudo: unable to stat /etc/sudoers: Permission deniedsudo: no valid sudoers sources found, quitting However, I can cat /etc/sudoers and see the content of the file. I'm a member of the admin group.
So I just inherited from my coworker's MacBook Pro. I then decided to transfer all of my files and realized that the root folder was still on his name. I changed the User's name in "System Preferences" but that did not change the root folder's name. I then went to Terminal and tried to change the folder's name using the "mv OldFoldersName NewFoldersName" and the prompt said Permission denied. I then used "sudo mv OldFoldersName NewFoldersName". After restarting my computer, all the files were gone and I landed on a "LION first time USE" type of Desktop. All my files are gone and terminal shows me two users' names under /Users/ => OldUser and NewUser.
What can I do to recover my old files? What can I do to repair my Mistake and only have one User?
Info: iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
I get a "sudo: tmutil: command not found" message on terminal when I am trying to inherit backups as per the fantastic instructions on the website by pondini. What does it mean and how can I correct it?
My old backups on time machine are not highlighted on time machine so cannot restore them. This is either because I have restored the OS or repaired the external HD used for backups.
I downloaded Adium last night and everything worked fine. I tried to sign in this morning and is just keeps asking me for my password for both my MSN and AIM accounts. I have tried both passwords multiple times and they are both correct. I have no idea why it doesn't want to sign in.
terminal isn't working. It's not accepting any of my commands or even recognizing them as such. And it just opens up to a blank terminal window. Correct me if i'm wrong but isn't it supposed to open usr/bin/login?
I noticed that my Mini isn't accepting CDs, and when I look inside it appears that a thing piece of paper or cardboard is inserted in there (possibly stuck to the last CD I inserted, which of course didn't operate.) If I'm right, is this something I can fix myself by opening the case? If I decide I don't care because I almost never use CDs anyway, can I just leave it inside the Mini or will that cause some kind of problem over time?