no installation discs...


I have purchased a second hand eMac version 10.2.8 (old I know) but im having major problems as i have no installation discs thus i cannot change the administrator password... please can someone help, it'd be gratefully appreciated, thankyou


I can haz cigar?
1. Shut down the computer if it is on.
2. Press the power button to start the computer.
3. Immediately press and hold the Command (Apple)
and the S keys until you see white text appear.

At the prompt, type fsck -yf and press the return key.
Type mount -uw / and press the return key.
Type rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone and press return.
Type reboot

When the computer restarts, it should act as if you had
just installed OS X for the first time - it will prompt you
for information to set up an administrator level account.


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I guess since he can't login, he probably won't be able to backup first.