Mac Os X 10.4.2
1. Click Restart at the login window
2. While the computer is restarting, hold down ?Command-S? until you see text scrolling through the window. This boots the computer into single user mode.
3. At the Localhost% prompt type:
/sbin/mount -uw /
You will then see various services starting up.
4. When the Localhost% prompt reappears, type:
It will then ask you to type the new root password twice, so do so.
(Though I?ve not tried it, it appears you can type niutil -list . /users to get a list if users if you do not know the username?.if someone wants to verify this, I would be most appreciative).
5. After entering the new password, type:
Mac OS X 10.3
If you have 10.3, Baxter?s method should work.
Here?s the same info Baxter put up, just a little easier to see,
EXCLUDE THE QUOTATION MARKS, but make sure to type in the spaces.
First type in: ?/sbin/fsck -y?
Followed by: ?/sbin/mount -uw /?
Then, type in:
Next: ?cd /var/db/netinfo?
Then: ?netinfod -s local?
Followed by: ?SystemStarter?
Finally, type: ?passwd root?
You?ll be asked to come up with a new password. If you want to change a login?s password, substitute ?root? with the username.
After that, type ?reboot?
Remember, to EXCLUDE the quotations marks, but type in all the junk inbetween ?even the spaces!
Thanks again Baxter and Elliot.