12-inch iBook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by TheDeeVah, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I was given a 12-inch ibook from a friend who got it as part of a break-up. Angry Ex was administrator and refuses to give up log-in and administrator permissions. I have a 10.5 MAC OS disk, have held down the "C" key during boot. All that happens is the white apple screen with the counter-clockwise arrow spinning. Can I reformat and reload load without permission and if so How?
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    Designer Dale

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    You might be able to mount this as a Firewire Target Disk on another Mac and reformat it from there. I don't know. Look here.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1661

    It may be easier to replace the drive given that you have an OS disk.

    I'm often reminded how grateful I am (or should be, anyway) that my ex is still my friend.

    Dale
     

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