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Recovering a lost root password
Authored by: Tigershark on Oct 14, '04 07:57:38AM

In Panther you have to run the netinfo one. Mac 10.1, and 10.2 you are able to use single user mode with mount -uw and system starter. However, you will need to run the netinfo one for Panther. Panther loads Apache Web server when you do normal startup. Therefore, when it goes to open it, it is available. In single user mode, you must run systemstarter to load the users into the OS. But, in SU mode, Apache hasn't been loaded so it will keep waiting for it and you will not have access to the passwd command.

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