Formatting OSX in command line

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

  1. Ghandi macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello,
    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.

    --Ghandi
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #2
    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

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    #3
    Thanks, worked well.
     

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