Reset Mac G4

05 Oct 2017


Here’s one method to reset the password without the install disc:

  1. boot computer and hold the “apple” key and the “s” key.
  2. wait for terminal show
  3. release keys
  4. type without the quotes: “/sbin/mount -uaw”
  5. press enter
  6. type without the quotes: “rm /var/db/.applesetupdone
  7. press enter
  8. type without the quotes: “reboot”
  9. press enter

This will let you create a new admin account when you reboot your computer. When you login as the new admin you can simply delete the old one and you’re good to go again!