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powerbook g4 forgot password

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I don't have my boot disk and when I turn on the laptop I can't remember my password, Not sure what I can do. dont't have username or password, tried command s and the the sbin prompts but can never get the login prompt for password change  as described  from other similar questions
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You have to have your boot disk. If it were simple to just waltz around a password there wouldnt be much point in setting one in the first place. Boot disk, or call Apple.
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Can I use any g4 Boot disk and would I loose all of my files?
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You need your OS X boot disk, any one will do. You wont lose any files.
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If the G4 is set to login automatically as an administrator, you can go into the Accounts pane of System Preferences and create a new admin account. Then log in as that new account that you created and change the password for your original admin account.
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