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I'm trying to follow the instructions for how to set up a firmware password, the problem is that they don't mention anything about Mac OS X 10.6.*, nor do they mention what to do with a MacBook Air, which doesn't come with an OS X DVD.

If I try searching for "firmware" in spotlight, it doesn't find any relevant application.

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The MacBook Air should have come with a bootable USB flash drive for OS reinstalls. Use that and follow the same steps as 10.5.x.

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The USB flash drive contains only two files: Install Mac OS X, and Install iLife. When I try to "show the package contents" of the first file, I see a Content folder, and there doesn't seem to be any files called Firmware utility. If I try launching the installer, it says "To set up the installation of Mac OS X Snow Leopard, click Restart." – Senseful Jan 29 '11 at 8:38
I chose to restart the system and then I was able to access the utility from the menu on top. Thanks for the answer. – Senseful Jan 29 '11 at 8:47

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