I have an old computer of mine (the first MacBook Pro model) that I'm trying to wipe clean and repurpose. But back in the day, I was quite security conscious, and my own barriers are foiling me:
- The account I used daily was not the administrator
- The admin account used a different password
- I set a firmware password on it
I can log into my old account that I used every day, but I can't remember the admin password or the firmware password. This means I can't boot to target disk mode or to an OS X install DVD.
My goal is to reinstall the OS. I've already saved all the data I need. I know I can remove the hard drive, put it in an enclosure and wipe it with another computer, but I'd rather not go that route until I have to, since it's a big pain with that model of MBP (I did it once before). Any ideas?