Mac G3 password hacking?
With the help of this site, we made an administrator account. We still don't know the master password, and there are a few untouchable files, but we can basically do whatever we want. The next challenge is to connect it to the internet...
If you want to know how we got in, here's what we did:
(1) we held down command (the propeller) and S as it booted --> this opened single-user mode, a command-line interface with root priveleges
(2) instead of "rm"ing (removing), like the web site suggested, we "mv"ed (moved) /var/db/.AppleSetupDone to /var/db/.AppleSetupDone.old
(3) we rebooted, and followed the instructions on the screen
What did this do? It moved the file that told the computer that the computer was set up, so the computer ran the setup "wizard" like it was the first time the computer had ever been booted. After that, all we had to do was follow the instructions on the screen to set up an administrator (root) account.
We also learned that the cat is panther, so we might be updating it to a newer version.
Thanks for the help!