Put on your thinking caps and bear with me for just a sec. Ok, my aunt's iMac (1ghz G4) won't allow her to log in. I tried logging in as her with every possible combinations of passwords we've ever used on her computer...no dice. So I heard you could reset the password if you have an installation disk so I tried that. Busted out the old 10.2 Jaguar installation disk and had a try. I gotta say, the pinstripes brought back some memories. So I chose Reset Password from the Installer menu and selected the username (only one on the machine besides all of the other process "users") and input a new password. I then restart the computer and get to the log in screen and try the username and password...no dice. Now, if I remember correctly, the name in ( ) should be your short name (when displayed in a list). I tried the short name and the User name and nothing. So now I tried using the >console trick to get to the command line and at that point, it just kept spitting back lines stating something like "root couldn't be found" or something like that, referring to the root login. I should have wrote it down but it did this over and over and wouldn't allow me to type anything quick enough before the next set of code was spit back to me. No luck. Next I try Single-User Mode to try checking the volumes and such...well my lack of understanding UNIX kept me from getting further than typing in a couple lines from a quick google search. Finally, I went ahead and ran Disk Utility from the Installer and repaired permissions. No dice. Im stuck here short of pulling the files off of it via Firewire and reinstalling the OS. I really don't want to do this because i've had a bitch of a time installing Tiger on this machine in the past and random shit seems to fail all the time. New computer/etc., isn't an option so please help if you can. Let's see who really knows macs in the MacShack these days!