On Feb 16, 2004, at 17:17, Ken Poppers wrote: > I have a Powerbook G4 using Panther from work, I do not have admin > access, so I can't connect to the internet (other than my employer's > web site) software update, etc. I want to kill off the admin and > convert it to a single user. > > I was thinking of restarting the computer as a firewire hard drive and > grabbing all the offending files and trashing them, but I don't know > exactly which ones to get. Any ideas? > > The computer was paid for by a grant, not by my employer, but tech > services imaged it as if it is an "on site" computer, not one for home > use. > > Thanks Have you asked the IT folks to do this for you? They might. Failing that, if they say 'no', then what are the repercussions of you messing with company equipment in an unauthorized fashion? Once you have considered that then there are a couple of ways to proceed. First option - Do you have Panther install disks? If so, insert the first CD and, once it starts up, use the 'reset user password' option. Then, when you restart, you'll be able to administer the system as it is. Why mess with what already works?