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reinstall mac OS 9

OK I have an ibook  model# m6497

I am not a very good mac user. I set up for domain in a windows enviroment. I am now locked out of the the computer and can not access ... even in my domain.

I have all the CD's i believe i need.

I have:
software restore 1-4
mac os  9 install
mac os X install
applications
Iphoto

Each cd's

now i have no idea how to start from scratch and reload the operating system.

can anyone help?

I bought it loaded with its operating system ( if this was windows it would be simple for me)
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johnolly
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johnolly
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johnollyAuthor Commented:
FYI

I put the software restoe in the cdrom and nothing happens

I tried to run it manualy but it says i have no rights...

I dont have the password ( i dont remember making one for admin.)
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johnollyAuthor Commented:
 
 Description  (revised)  


Apple iBook 500 (Model #M6497)

* G3 500MHz Processor

* 12.1-inch (diagonal) TFT active-matrix XGA color display with 8MB video memory

* 384 MB SDRAM

* 15GB Ultra ATA hard disk

* 24 X CD ROM

* 2 USB ports, 1 Firewire port

* Internal 56k modem

* Internal ethernet

* Airport ready

* AC adapter and battery
 
 
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weedCommented:
Insert the OS 9 install CD, restart and hold down the C key. Thatll boot from the CD and with the utilities on the CD reformat and reinstall.
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ste5eCommented:
johnolly,

You've got a few options here.  Do you want the iBook restored to the state it was in when you received it?  If so, then insert the first Software Restore CD restart and press and hold the "c" key until it boots to the desktop.  Follow the on-screen instructions from there.

If you really only want OS 9 and/or OS X installed and you can download the iApps later, then insert the OS 9 or X install CD and boot from it.  Follow the onscreen instructions from there.  In all cases, press and hold the "c" key until you're booting from the CD.

The OS 9 and OS X install CDs are analogous to any Windows install CD you've got, while the software restore CDs are analogous to many PC vendors software restore CDs.
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moochstarCommented:
if it has locked you out and you just want to reset the password then insert the os x install cd and restart holding the 'c' key down, once it has started select 'Installer' from the menu and click on 'Reset Password'... should be straight forward from there...
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