OS X :: Sudo Root Not Accepting The Password?

Sep 11, 2009

Ok so opened Directory Utility, unlocked it and then selected Enable Root User and set a password, locked Directory Utility opened terminal and typed sudo root.

When I entered the password I set I just get "Sorry, try again". Have tried going back into Directory Utility and changing the password but get the same thing.

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Jan 22, 2009

i'm trying to install a program i got for free onto my macbook pro.

i have to go to my applications > utilities > terminal

i then open up a new command line and enter this:

sudo /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit /etc/hosts

then it asks for my password and i type in my password for my computer, the only password i have ever had for this computer, and the password that authenticates all of the system changes.

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Jul 1, 2012

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Jan 25, 2010

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Jul 1, 2012

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Jan 7, 2010

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My Wireless Modem Router is as follows:

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Nov 29, 2010

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Jan 4, 2009

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.

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OS X :: Reset Administrator Password - Root Changes

Jan 13, 2009

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Cannot Log In As Root Or Change Password

Mar 19, 2012

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Jun 9, 2012

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PowerPC :: G4 Admin Root Password For Installing 10.4

Jun 24, 2008

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?

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PowerPC :: Cannot Work In G5 Terminal - No Root Password

Feb 20, 2010

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.

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Jul 11, 2009

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Oct 7, 2005

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Nov 29, 2009

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.

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Jun 7, 2010

I open up terminal, this shows up Code: Last login: Mon Jun 7 23:46:54 on ttys001
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OS X :: Sudo Not Working - Permission Denied

Mar 4, 2008

I've used sudo before successfully, but suddenly it doesn't work anymore! For example, I try setting a shutdown timer using:

sudo shutdown -h +60
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or even just
and get
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Just typing sudo alone results in the same error.

I've tried searching and following other threads on this topic to no avail. Repairing permissions from disk utility didn't help either.

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Apr 24, 2010

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?

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Dec 3, 2014

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Mar 30, 2012

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.

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May 2, 2009

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OS X :: Not Accepting And Recognizing Commands

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