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  1. luvitlo's Avatar
    I just got an old PowerBook G4
    PowerPC 1.5GHz
    80GB HardDrive

    The seller left all his personal data and forgot his password. He was kind enough to include a SnowLeapord install disc but it says it is for Intell computers. Is there a hack or a tweek to get around this and force install SnowLeapord on this PowerBook?
    2012-08-15 09:25 PM
  2. Scoops98's Avatar
    From OSxDaily:

    * Insert the Mac OS X DVD into your Mac’s DVD drive
    * Restart the Mac and hold down the ‘C’ key to boot from the DVD
    * You’ll see a language selection screen, select your language (English) and continue
    * Navigate to the ‘Utilities’ menu, select “Reset Password”
    * Select the Mac OS X boot drive
    * Select the original user account (not the root user!) and choose a new password
    * Reboot as usual
    * Your Mac administrator password is now reset!

    Reset your lost Mac OS X password
    Until the next time… And if I help you out, give me a "Thanks!" Thanks!
    2012-08-16 03:49 AM
  3. Cer0's Avatar
    Yea but you would still want to do a wipe and make your own. Never know what they had on there.

    But sadly Leopard is the highest you can go for the OS.
    Last edited by Cer0; 2012-08-16 at 04:28 AM.
    2012-08-16 04:24 AM
  4. Scoops98's Avatar
    Flip, I totally overlooked the fact it's a PowerPC. That was daft.
    Until the next time… And if I help you out, give me a "Thanks!" Thanks!
    2012-08-16 05:22 AM
  5. luvitlo's Avatar
    Hey Thanks for tellin me how to boot from DVD drive, I ordered 10.3 off eBay I'll restore it to the factory OS and work from there
    2012-08-16 04:00 PM
  6. raduga's Avatar
    Good luck!
    2012-08-16 05:23 PM
  7. Cer0's Avatar
    Good Luck. You got a good machine right there too. It may be old but still makes a decent little machine for normal daily usage.
    2012-08-17 06:39 AM