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Help! I can't log into OS 9
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Join Date: Oct 1999
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Oct 10, 1999, 09:24 PM
 
I changed the password of the owner account and now I can't log in.

Thanks in advance.
     
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Oct 11, 1999, 11:32 AM
 
Start with extensions off and throw out the Multiple Users preferences.

The multi-user system in OS 9 is weak and easy to bypass...


     
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Oct 11, 1999, 11:42 AM
 
Booting without extensions still prompts for the owner's password to access the Finder :-(
     
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Oct 11, 1999, 12:55 PM
 
I've head that you can boot off another volume to bypass the multi-user thing. I've also had problems when I change a username too. The system will not recognize the new username.. although I have not had any problems with the owner account. I would recommend never changing a username... just delete it and start over.
     
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Oct 11, 1999, 01:46 PM
 
That's what I ended up doing, booting off of a CD and deleting the Multi-User preferences file.
     
   
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