Root User - Acct Creation

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Ok, here's the thing

I want to be able to log on in single user mode, and create an administrator account on the machine.

Just something I've always fancied doing, but not sure if it is actually possible.

Any ideas?????

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There is already at least one

There is already at least one administrator account on the machine, so you won't need to create one. You can follow the steps on this page if you want to enable the root account and actually use it:

http://noether.vassar.edu/~myers/help/apple/EnableRoot.html

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I already *have* root AND adm

I already *have* root AND admin accounts

i just want to know if it is possible to create an administrator account whilst in Single User Mode...

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I haven't tried, but I would

I haven't tried, but I would wonder if it is possible, as this would be another way to bypass security of OS X. Of course, if one has enough access to physically boot the machine into single user mode, security is mostly moot, barring enciphered filesystems.

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'surely' this would just be t

'surely' this would just be the same as creating an admin account in a terminal on any unix machine? i know my dad has done this but i got no idea how ... try searching the man pages maybe

doesnt single user mode already log you in as an admin user?

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