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I have a computer running Mac OS X, and I have a Linux live CD (I have Ubuntu 11.04, 10.4, and BackTrack 5). How do I blank the password on Mac OS X from my start CD, what program is necessary, etc.?

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You can do it in single user mode without a Linux live CD or an installer DVD.

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Use your OSX DVD if available. Why do you need to use Linux?

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Agreed, this is very straightforward to do from the OSX installer. – SplinterReality Oct 12 '11 at 9:00
It is not that i <i>need</i> to do it from linux, its that i would like to know how. – Matthew Downey Oct 13 '11 at 4:21

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