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Reformatting Powerbook G4


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Hi All

Firstly I apologize if this has already been covered in a previous thread. Just could not find it.

I have a Powerbook G4 (specs below) that I am looking to reformat the main HD. I have no use for anything on the machine other than out-of-box software. This is a machine I purchased 10 years ago and now want to use as a side machine (movies, temporary file storage, etc).

Can anyone help describe the steps or post a link that covers the necessary steps to reformatting a HD to factory?

SPECS:
OS X 10.4.11
1 GHz
40G HD
768 MB DDR SDRAM

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Do you have the OSX 10.4 install DVD

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There is a small chance that I could find it after all this time.
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There is a small chance that I could find it after all this time.
Well then start looking! Since having a Mac OS install disk that is compatible with your Powerbook G4 is an essential part to completing what you want to do.

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In other words you gotta have it to format!

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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