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    Default Editing the hosts file OS x password problem.

    My daughter has just got a macbook for uni, she brought it home at the weekend, it has OS x 10.8.2 I was going to put Adobie Ma$ter collection for her but when I tried a sudo -s command (taken from a tut I found on the net for mac's) on terminal trying to get to edit the hosts file it said to enter a password which we don't know, I've only used a mac for around 10 mins (just then) so I aint got a clue really, is it a sort of administrator privilage or something? any advice welcome

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    Resetting the original administrator account password
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1274

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    Cheers gav, looks just what I'm after, she's at uni with the macbook so I can't try until she comes home, will let you know how it goes ;-) got to say what a nice piece of kit the macbook is.

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    Ive never touched on before. My mates got the macbook pro. Bought it on ebay as faulty for £150. it wouldnt start. Jst needed the power point soildered. Bargin for him. he raves about the mac tho.

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    It turns out there was no password, she is administrator by the way (note you would need the origonal password to change it with gav's link above) the weird thing is on the new macbook pro there is no delete or enter keys, they are shortcut commands so when I was pressing the return key without any password thinking it was enter it was'nt, shift + return is the enter command fn + backspace is delete, by the time I sussed this out (trawling the net) it was too late to install the software, going to have a bash next time she's home.

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