Clean install

Discussion in 'Macintosh' started by Andy, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. Andy

    Andy Meep.

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    Is there any way to reset my installation of OSX without using the CDs? My Superdrive is broken, but I'm selling my iBook on, and need to do a clean install on the drive.

    Thanks!
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    You need some bootable medium to access Disk Utility, which would enable you to wipe the drive, then again, some bootable medium to re-install the OS.

    If you have another mac, you can restore the disc image to that mac, then install the OS to the iBook from that image. Though I think partitioning would be involved (Unless you have an iPod you can use as a temp external HDD).