Posts Tagged: osx

CaseStudy:Mac OS X Panther unable to boot from USB

In an attempt to wipe the drives and test the RAM I was unable to boot UBCD from a CD and USB drive. The CD isn’t recognized by the system when booting up while holding down the C key, which forces a boot from the CD drive but when it does boot up the cd icon appears on the desktop.

Case Study: Reset Mac OS Server Open Directory “DirAdmin” Password

There was a request to add a new user account, however none of the users in the Open Directory had directory administration privileges, meaning they could not create new user accounts. The only account with those privileges was “DirAdmin”, the default directory administrator account. However, the password for this account was not known, and there was no way to change it within the Open Directory Manager tools without Directory Administrative rights. We did, however, have local Admin rights on the server.