Open Firmware Password

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lear, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. lear macrumors newbie

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    How do I setup an Open Firmware password on my MacBook? I can't find Open Firmware on the included discs.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Intel macs don't use Open Firmware and therefore cannot have an Open Firmware password enabled. :eek:
     
  3. Mernak macrumors 6502

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    The app is called "Open Firmware password" even though MacBooks use EFI (I think that they are about the same). I have one for my MacBook. It is located in "Mac OS X Install Disk 1/Applications/Utilities/Open Firmware Password" just copy it to your hard drive and run it.
     
  4. lear thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So do I not need to set up a password to do what having an open firmware password does or if not how do I do that?
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Well as Mernak said, you can set up a password that has the same effect as an Open Firmware password, but it isn't actually an open firmware password per se.
     

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