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How do I bypass ADMIN PASSWORD

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Iskoba Calculating status...
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Jun 30, 2008 9:39 AM
Trying to re-install everything from stratch on this iBook PowerPC G3 but the ADMIN PASSWORD is unknown. I would like to "erase" everything and start using the iBook Mac OS X Install Disc 1 & 2.

Can this iBook go any higher than version 10.2.4 up to the most recent including the Leopard?
iBook, Mac OS X (10.2.x), 640 MB - 900 MHz PowerPC G3
  • Ronda Wilson Level 8 Level 8 (40,560 points)
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    Jun 30, 2008 1:40 PM (in response to Iskoba)
    Hi, and welcome to Apple Discussions.

    It can go up to Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4.11), but not Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5.x).

    I'll have to get some help on the password question.

    Do you have the Restore CDs that came with the iBook? If you don't, you will lose all the original applications that came with it if you do an Erase and Install with retail or Install CDs.
    eMac800/SuperDrive/512/OS 9.2.2; iBook800G3Combo/640-OS X 10.3.9;, Mac OS 9.2.x, iBook G4/1.2G/768/OS X 10.4.9, MacBook 2.0/2 GB/10.4.x
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,740 points)
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    Jun 30, 2008 1:41 PM (in response to Iskoba)
    1. Click here and follow the instructions, or restart with the first disk in the drive and the C key held down, and perform an Erase & Restore. This will not work if an Open Firmware password is set on the machine; if it is and you don't know that password, contact the person who set it or Apple.

    2. Your computer can go to Mac OS X 10.4, but not Mac OS X 10.5.

    iMac Late 2007 Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.3)


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