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Disable the OF password.
Authored by: zs on Feb 26, '02 10:18:05AM
This is what I had to do according to Apple KBase article 106482:
If you cannot access the Open Firmware Password application and need to troubleshoot your computer by: * resetting the PRAM * starting up in Single-user mode * starting up in Verbose mode * starting from CD-ROM 1. Start up into Open Firmware by pressing and holding the Command-Option-O-F key combination during startup. 2. At the Open Firmware prompt, type: reset-nvram 3. Press Return. 4. When prompted for your password, enter it and press the Return key. It responds OK. 5. At the Open Firmware prompt, type: reset-all 6. Press Return. The computer restarts and you are now be able to reset the PRAM and startup in Single-user mode, Verbose mode, or from CD-ROM.
or if you can boot and use the Open Firmware Password Protection utility, I would recommend that. I had managed to munge my system but was unable to start up with a CD. I didn't have access to the internet in 9 because the PPPoE client my DSL provider provided would not install on my system. Sucked having to find this info on a friends computer. Would be nice if it just prompted for a pass when trying to boot off a CD or in single user mode. I think I might just head over to Apple's feedback page. z

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