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Turn on cpu/ dont have password to open internet, have no disk

Turn on cpu/ dont have password to open internet, have no disk either.what are commands to reset all password? all i get is the open ffirmware. thanks

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You cannot reset the password for the machine from OpenFirmware. Once set, it is permanent.

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