HELP! lost admin password

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Help, I need to know if there is a way of getting my admin password for os 10.1.5 or resetting it. :?

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pop in your os x cd and boot

pop in your os x cd and boot from it. click on the apple and hit the password utility.

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same problem but...

The computer on which the password was lost uses OS 9. I do have an OS X disk. Can I just do as you advised above even though the computer has OS 9 installed?

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No but if you install OSX, it

No but if you install OSX, it'll ignore the password and you can get your files.

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password woes

I have searched and read everything I can find about this--and tried it all with no success...
From what I have read---booting off the install CD and then deleting multi-user files should work---
the problem I am having is--when I boot off the CD--
the ONLY thing I have access to is the CD....
There is no HD anywhere to be found...what am I missing here?

Thanks in advance,
Judy

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Wipe 10.3 from my mac

I have no admin passwords or any passwords for this Power book G4. All attempts to boot from factory cd disks fail. I was able to boot into command line, but I don't know how to wipe from there and if I do will I then be able to boot from cd disks. My sister has the same G4 powerbbok and I try to use her cd's to boot from but noway no how. The CD never shows up for the boot sequence. Cd works when system boots up but any attempt to change anything requires a password.

Any help for mapplez out there

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Have you tried holding down '

Have you tried holding down 'c' while booting? To boot from a cd from the Open Firmware prompt, try 'boot cd'.

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Lost Admin password on Apple Mac

Unable to install new programs on Mac as the user has lost all of the passwords & is set to auto logon, I am going to take the following step;
When booting the Mac CD holding down the C key and proceeding to change the password what happens next, need to make sure it wont trash the Mac
Please Help

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You put in a new password, an

You put in a new password, and inform the user of it.

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Lost password

I have been using an automatic login and have lost my admin password. I have my install disc but I don't know what to do from there. I am fairly new to mac and I reallly really need help.

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