Mac OS forum

General discussion

OSX Software install problem requiring Administrator passwor

by ideaman157 / December 3, 2007 8:58 AM PST

I have a iMac g5. My system is 10.3.9. I am suddenly locked out of installing software. Here's what happened. During the install of Epson printer drivers, the dialog box required my password. I successfully entered that. Then surprisingly, another Vise dialog box popped up saying "The sofware to be installed requaires Administrator or higher level access privileges. I hit the OK button (had no choice) and no other box appeared for my type in a password.

I called Apple and they said insert the G5 install disk and rename my passswords. I did so for both the Administrator (root) and for my name which was contained in a pull down menu. I then rebooted and tried to install and the same problem occurred. I have no idea what to do next Please help.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: OSX Software install problem requiring Administrator passwor
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: OSX Software install problem requiring Administrator passwor
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

The Samsung RF23M8090SG

One of the best French door fridges we've tested

A good-looking fridge with useful features like an auto-filling water pitcher and a temperature-adjustable "FlexZone" drawer. It was a near-flawless performer in our cooling tests.