new, mad and need a bitta help!!!!!
ok. got hold of a g3 powerbook which has since been collecting dust because of a root password problem - i.e, i dont have it. not stolen this mac i promise you, but bought for £45 because of that reason, thinking, even though i know nothing about macs (never ever used one) or linux (not used that ever either) might sound a bit mad of me to do then but i thought the challenge would be good and if it came down to it, i could just buy a new hard drive for it.
now then, all i know sofar is its kde 2.2.2, debain is there whatever that is, and yaboot 1.3.6
when it loads up from start it goes straight into whatever the os is, but alot of what i'm guessing are the important folders are locked out. i dont have permission to enter it tells me. i here that the root password needs changing to get in their proper and then i can format and wack on os-x or summert. if the linux thats on there is ok though, i may stick with that. not there yet.
anyone help me?
been through loads of different sites on google and thought i may aswell post in ere whislt i.m at it, as with 5 hours or messing and only know whats above this sentence, i'm beginning to think i may of bit off more than i can chew!!
still no where after 12hours of feckin about with it. downloaded a well known none linux os last night only to fing the .dmg file that its sat under i can't do owt with. you socalled can get daemon tools and nero to read or burn them, but then what, wack it in the dvd reader on the powerbook to find it doesn't work?? aint wasting another 12 hours doing that. there must be an easier way??