Ubuntu 11.04 SBS (Small Business Server) Setup: Part 8 – Connecting Mac OS X Clients to Your Ubuntu Server with Kerberos, LDAP and NFS Home Directories

Sadly, it’s inevitable (until the resolution of bug number 1) that many organisations will use software only available for platforms other than Ubuntu. This section of the guide is going to look at adding Macs to your network.

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Reset Mac OS X Admin Password

Forgotten the admin password on your Mac? You can reset the welcome system that you usually get immediately after installing OS X (the welcome video followed by the lengthy, intrusive set of forms) to create a new admin account using the following steps:

  1. Reboot
  2. Hold command + s as soon as you hear the chime
  3. You will be presented with a super user prompt, enter the following:
mount -uw /
rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
reboot

After rebooting and following the welcome process, you will have a new admin account. Login as the new admin and reset the old admin’s password, you can then log in as the old admin and delete the new admin account.