Disk Uitility - Erasing Macintosh HD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mac'dOut, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. Mac'dOut macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2009
    Well I bought a imac g5 on Craigslist & managed to change all passwords w/ the snow leopard CD since it was password protected.

    I'm not sure if the CD I have is the upgrade version or full version. Question is if I boot from the CD and use Disk Utility to erase Macintosh HD will this still allow me to reload the operating system after I erase everything? Or will erasing Macintosh HD w/ the disk utility disable the computer and not allow me to load any operating system.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    You can erase all you want, the SL DVD will allow you to install SL even without any previous Mac OS X version detected.
  3. Mac'dOut thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2009
    Thanks! What an :apple: Life savor!

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