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Old 04-12-2011, 06:01 PM   #1
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Can I Use Ubuntu LiveCD to reset my Mac's Password?


Hello, I have a powermac G5 that has not been used in a long time and have forgotten the password.

Is there a way to use a ppc ubuntu live cd to reset or remove that password by changing some files on the mac hdd?? Or can I copy the password file from my ubuntu pc's password file over to the mac's?

Thanks for any help
 
Old 04-12-2011, 08:42 PM   #2
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See if this works maybe.

http://gigaom.com/apple/reset-os-x-p...ut-an-os-x-cd/
 
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:50 PM   #3
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http://lifehacker.com/#!278898/reset...-os-x-password
 
Old 04-13-2011, 01:42 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help, unfortunately ubuntu could not write to the disk due to journaling. But I have another Mac hard laptop, so I took the drive out of my powermac g5 and hooked it up to my macbook via a usb to sata cable and deleted the following file:

/var/db/.AppleSetupDone

Now it works great.

So easy to break into macs i guess.
 
Old 04-13-2011, 02:44 PM   #5
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So easy to break into macs i guess.
No more so than any other type of computer and it's easier even than what you've done.

If you have physical access to computer be it a PC, Mac, NeXT workstation, SGI, other, you can pull out it's harddisk, connect it to another computer and access any files on there. The only protection against this is to encrypt the contents of the disk.


Assuming you have another computer with Firefire you didn't even have to take the disk out of your PowerMac. You could have booted the PowerMac in to Firewire target mode and then plugged it in to the other computer.
 
  


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