Formatting OSX in command line

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ghandi, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. Ghandi macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2005
    Recently I purchased a used iMac (colored shell) and upon getting home found out that the previous owners never took the admin password off. Is there a way to reformat in command line so that I can install Tiger onto it and gain admin rights?

    Any help greatly apreciated.

  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    You could just start from the Tiger DVD (or CDs) by holding 'C' down while booting and perform a clean install. If you want to ugrade just change the admin password...
  3. Ghandi thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2005
    Thanks, worked well.

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