I need help regarding iBook..!!

it's my brother's iBook..
he cant remember both his login and master password..
I've done some search in Apple website and they said that I must have the installation cd that came with the iBook to reset the password...
UNFORTUNATELY.. he cant found the cd ad he's in trouble now...
Does anyone has any solution?

8 comments:

satkuru said...

yeap you could reset the password using the installation cd. btw which os are you on ? Panther ? Tiger?

If you are still on panther, you can try this w/o the cd.

1)Boot your iBook and press Command+S
2)Type 'ls /Users'
3)Now type 'passwd username' and after press enter it will prompt you for new password.
4) exit and login with the username and new password

i am dun think it works with tiger. if you need the cd, you can always go back to any apple authorized resellers, i am pretty sure they are more than willing to help :)

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Ke said...

satkuru..
i've type is /users and this shows up 'command not found'...
weird..

satkuru said...

did you type 'ls' in the command ?
cause it's suppose to be 'ls /Users' then it will show the usernames :)

Ke said...

izzit Is or Id ??

satkuru said...

ls :) btw you are running on tiger or panther ?

Ke said...

Im using panther 10.3.9..
when u said is /username izzit that i must type is /abc , (if abc is my username)..?

satkuru said...

since you know the username let's say abc, type this:

passwd abc
press enter
it will ask you to enter new password
reboot :)