PowerBook G4 no password or install discs

blueslover - Jul 6, 2008 at 12:29 PM
 oliverqueen - Mar 8, 2020 at 07:43 PM
I bought a PowerBook G4 from an individual without the install discs. I don't have the system password either. I need to delete the previous owner's info and set it up for me.
I 've reviewed previous discussions here but the instructions aren't working other than the disc check command. Can someone give me more detailed info on what to enter?

3 responses

Oct 12, 2009 at 03:55 AM
All you need is nothing: OK, restart your computer, hold down Command-S and type in the following:

/sbin/fsck -y [Enter]
/sbin/mount -uaw [Enter]
rm /var/db/.applesetupdone [Enter]
reboot [Enter]

Once you've done that the computer reboots and ask you to set up an admin password. From there you just change all other account passwords in the account preferences
Oct 12, 2009 at 03:58 AM
accidently entered between the fsck and -y

should look like this:

/sbin/fsck -y [Enter]
wheretheresawilltheresaway > savesthedayguy
Oct 23, 2009 at 01:59 AM
are there space in it like this /sbin/fsck -y or is it /sbin/fsck-y, same after the rm