format Tiger without CD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ucsdmac, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. ucsdmac macrumors 6502


    Jan 28, 2008
    I'm planning to re-sell my powerpC G4 thats running Tiger. Whats the best way for me to format it. I dont have the OS X CD. thank you for your help.
  2. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    hm...if youre unable to get the discs; perhaps just uninstall everything and do a clean sweep of the system files, create a new admin account, delete all other users and perhaps just patch the system up and it should be good to go.

    might just then clone that set up onto a new blank drive that way the old files might not be retrievable after deletion?

    thats all i could think of... :confused:
  3. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2003
    You could probably get a tiger disk pretty cheap on ebay or craigslist. That is really the only way to 'format' the system, unless you clone another mac that was just reinstalled.
  4. ucsdmac thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jan 28, 2008
    i would.. but im selling the thing tomorrow morning.. so no time.. I dont really have data on that so I guess i'll just delete all my files and apps.

    I cant use the install disk for leopard huh?

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