I bought a used i book and i dont have admin privileges. i dont have and install cds either. my thing is how do i get admin privileges. i have a osX 10.1.5 also is their somewhere that i can find reinstall cds? or is their a way i can get my privileges through terminal?
There is a unix way. When you boot he machine hold down apple-S which will take you into single user mode and give you a command prompt. From there you can mount he drive read write and change your password in netinfo. I know there is directions for this out there but I am in a bit of a rush and can't find them right now.
you need to mount your drive read/write. When you first boot into single user mode, it is mounted as read only, which is why you can do the file system check above, even though that is your boot disk.
mount -uw /
Run Systemstarter and then get list of users from NetInfo.
niutil -list . /users
Choose your username from the list you got above, and plug it in below where I have the word username.
You will be asked to enter a new password twice.