Discussion in 'Off-topic Chat 2.0' started by Zyiros, Apr 19, 2012.
Where do I find it? Spotlight? Thx...I didn't know (apologetically)
Congrats, you seem very psyched about it!
There's a way to just make a new admin account without any passwords, I'll post a link in a sec.
1. Boot into Single-User Mode
Turn on the computer and when you hear the startup chime hold CMD+S. This boots the computer into single-user mode, giving you root access. It is important to note that this can be blocked by a firmware password. If that’s the case, head on over to our other guide on how to get into single-user mode while locked.
2. Mount the Hard Drive
Once single-user mode loads (it looks like a black screen with white text) we need to mount the hard drive. So at the prompt type in:
/sbin/mount -uw /
3. Remove the “Setup has been completed” File
Now that the drive is mounted we can edit the file system. We need to delete a file that tells your computer that you have completed setup. So type in:
This deletes the file “.applesetupdone” in the /var/db/ directory, which the computer checks for on startup to ensure that the computer has been set up.
Pretty self explanatory. We need the system to reboot so it can check for the file and not find it. Type in:
5. Watch the Video
Your computer will shut down and reboot. A setup window should pop up asking what language you want your computer to be in. Just like it would when you turn on your computer for the first time. After you select a language, a welcome video plays. This is when you need your headphones, unless there is nobody around, in which case you can enjoy the little music.
6. Continue Setup
Go through the rest of the setup process.
Sent from an urban blind peering from behind a .50 caliber Barrett laser-sighted sniper rifle aimed right at your forehead.
There's no spaces btw the letters and /// right?
Does this make a SECOND admin account or just overwrite the existing one?
Are the uw there is a space -uw /
And it just makes another account, so you can delete the password on the other one
How the heck do I Connect to the internet????? Via ethernet??? It's SOOOOOOO confusing?!?!?!?
System Preference>Network> Do you have Airport?
If not (probably do) Ethernet
Never mind. Guys, I tried your stuff, it all worked and wrote down junk, then went to a blue screen with a mouse????
Van someone make a video tutorial??? This is all very, very, VERY confusing!!
Got it working, look above ^^^^
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