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Old 08-26-2009, 06:34 PM   #1
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How do I enable the root on a Macbook? My admin password doesn't work


How do you access the root user on a Macbook?

I tried using my admin password on my Macbook (OS X 10.5.8) after typing "su", and the terminal replies "su: sorry".

Clearly the root account must be enabled (if it is disabled by default), or I am unaware of a default password. Any ideas?


I tried using the article below, but there is no "edit menu" to select ENABLE ROOT USER...

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1528?viewlocale=en_US
 
Old 08-26-2009, 06:57 PM   #2
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You can reset the root password on OSX by booting from the install cd and selecting reset password from one of the menus. Though honestly this is a linux forum. =(
 
Old 08-27-2009, 05:48 PM   #3
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on boot hold down apple key & s

then just passwd at prompt to change root password
 
Old 08-27-2009, 05:49 PM   #4
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mushroomboy is right, this is linux not smelly mac
 
  


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