Help with a fresh install of OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by shortyjj, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. shortyjj macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2004
    A friend gave me his old iBook, so I'm trying now to do a fresh install of 10.4. Unfortunately he doesn't remember the admin password and I can't figure out how to do a full wipe and install without it...

    Any suggestions?
  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    You shouldn't need an admin password to wipe the drive. I assume that the installer is asking for the password as soon as you click it, this can be avoided by rebooting while holding Option, then click the CD to boot from it.
  3. shortyjj thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2004
    Yay, I finally got it! Thanks for all the help.

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