1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 14, 2013 7:19 PM by rccharles
njyacht Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a PowerPC iMac in perfect working order which I want to donate to a charity, but as I don't know where this will wind up, I first want to erase all trace of the owner's name and replace is with something generic, like "user".

 

I have not been able to erase everything, although I have reinstalled the system software, overwriting the hard drive.

 

Any wisdom, anyone? If so thanks in advance.

  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (6,135 points)

    I have not been able to erase everything, although I have reinstalled the system software, overwriting the hard drive.

    Wether or not you erase everything depends on what installation options you picked.

     

    here is what I suggest before installing again.

     

    boot up from your installation dvd/cd.

     

    click on utilities.  then click on disk utility

     

    What I do is go into disk utility ( from the dvd ), and repartition the hd.  Set to two partions, then change back to one partition.

     

     

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    You may want to click on the erase tab.

     

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    Click on security options ........ to pick what to erase.

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