Installing parallels without admin access?

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  1. Nitromaster macrumors 6502

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    Recently my school which has a network of powerpc imacs, got a new intel core2duo iMac.,
    I tried to install parallels but it needs admin access.
    Is there any way to install it without an admin password?
    I normally install apps (dmg files)to my desktop because i dont have admin access.
    Thanks,
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Parallels need to add some kernel extensions to support vXT and the like. You can't install it without admin rights.
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    In a situation like this. Could you BYO boot disk (e.g. iPod) and thus have admin access? Or can this be disabled in OpenFirmware...

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  4. Nitromaster thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just wondering, if I boot from a Linux live cd and clone the hard drive with mac os x on it to a usb hard drive, I could boot from that hard drive and have admin access. What files would I need to edit on that usb hard drive and how?
     

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