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vwcruisn
Jul 4, 2003, 04:08 PM
I just got a new powerbook and will be selling my powermac. I want to reformat the drive so the person i sell it to can start fresh. Whats the easiest way to erase everything and whatnot.
thanks

Kwyjibo
Jul 4, 2003, 05:06 PM
booot from your jag CD and erase and install for whomever your selling too

iJon
Jul 4, 2003, 05:51 PM
if you have important data make sure you zero the drive. that will ensure they wont get anything.

iJon

vwcruisn
Jul 4, 2003, 06:14 PM
Originally posted by iJon
if you have important data make sure you zero the drive. that will ensure they wont get anything.

iJon

thats what im looking to do.. how do i do this?

iJon
Jul 4, 2003, 06:18 PM
open up disk utility, select your hard drive, select erase, click the options button and check mark zero data. it will take a while but you wil only need to do it once.

iJon