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  1. dragonmaster

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    Yeah my bro keeps on getting in my computer at the login by typing in 'root' for the user name and some password. Can someone help me w/ this? Thanks
     
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    Nice avatar.
     
  3. dragonmaster

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    Thanks but anything about my prob-DM
     
  4. filburt1

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    Boot from the OS X install CD and I believe there's an item called "Reset Root Password" in the menus. Use it.
     
  5. dragonmaster

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    Thanks fil
     
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    When you're done, hopefully the password will be reset to nothing (i.e., empty, blank, "", etc.). Better yet it will ask you for a new one.

    If it doesn't, type this in the Terminal after rebooting:
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    sudo chpass root
    
    When asked for the password, just press Return.
     
  7. harleyb

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    actually, this is what you do:
    i assume you have admin access on your computer. open NetInfo Manager in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder. press the lock icon. go to the domain menu, down to security, and then disable root user. that'll make it safe. make sure your brother doesn't know your password, and that you have the only account on your computer if you don't want him to use it. if you do, make him a non-admin account.
     
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    I thought about that but I didn't suggest it since I thought it would ask for the root user password.

    Either way. :)
     
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    Filburt1 actually ANSWERING the tech questions?!?!?!?!
     
  10. filburt1

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    I've had the iBook for a while now :p
     
  11. harleyb

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    IIRC, it doesn't ask for THE root pass, it asks for any admin's pass.
     
  12. dragonmaster

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    Thanks guys.
     
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    :wtf: How do you guys figure out this stuff? Especially that terminal command that Filburt mentioned... :confused:
     
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    You pick it up.

    A simple way is picking up os x, downloading apache, php and mysql and then trying to install it when you've never touched a *nix system before.

    It's amazing how much you learn.
     
  16. harleyb

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    completely agreed. just open up Terminal and type ls /usr/bin. those are most of the commands at your disposal. type man command to read a manual page for a specified command. ls is list, mv is move, cd is change directory, cp is copy, rm is remove. read the man pages.
    compile stuff that you find that might be useful, like the jpeg and png libs and the gd library, and ncftp.
     
  17. filburt1

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    The only advice you'll ever need: the man command.

    Type man chpass to see what I mean. q quits, arrows/space/return move.
     

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