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post #1 of 17
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Ok im trying to reset the password on a G3 iBook I got for $50. The reason why I am wanting to do this is so I can install 10.4 Lion. I cant even boot from disk because there is a root password. Any help?
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10.4 is Tiger. Lion isn't out yet and works on Intel only Macs smile.gif.

Is there a firmware password setup? That will keep you from booting up from a CD.

Usually just changing the amount of ram in the system and doing a PRAM reset will do the trick.
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post #3 of 17
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lol my bad. I go to install it from the OS and it says no because I need user/pass and I try to boot from disk and it has a picture of a padlock and a password box.
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post #4 of 17
Insert the Mac OSX disk (up to 10.5) and re-install OSX, one of the steps will be a password reset.

try to hold down (ctrl or alt) + clover (apple sign) + R
then boot (reset CMOS basically)
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post #5 of 17
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ok will do
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post #6 of 17
Ok you will need to change the amount of system memory installed either by adding a stick or removing a stick. There's only one slot and uses PC100-133 sodium and max you can use is 512mb low density stick.

Once you changed the memory, hold command(apple), option, p, r while booting up and release once you hear the chime about 3 times. Then you will be able to boot off you'd Tiger CD. Make sure it's the black retail DVD/CD as the iBook G3 never shipped with Tiger.
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post #7 of 17
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didnt work still has a password......
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post #8 of 17
Let me know if you need other help.
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post #9 of 17
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I dont want to spend any more cash...Anyone want to buy this?
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post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by Celcoid;13846553 
I dont want to spend any more cash...Anyone want to buy this?

Did you remove the memory? It's under the keyboard.
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