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Ariii
Sep 10, 2012, 08:53 PM
I've recently installed Debian on my Indigo iBook, and it's working beautifully; however it shows a flashing floppy disk upon trying to boot back into MacOS 9 while it is still recognized as a bootable MacOS 9 drive and the files can be seen from Linux. Is there a way I can make it bootable or a way I can boot it from Open FirmWare?



Sorcerer1
Sep 10, 2012, 10:49 PM
During install of Debian did you let Partition Manager erase HD and let debian take all of it or did you parition it? You most likely have to reinstall OS9 from CD, I don`t know the clamshell well, but I doubt any OS recovery partition is stored there.

MacinDan
Sep 10, 2012, 11:13 PM
Try starting up with a MacOS 9 install cd, run Drive Setup, highlight your hard drive, and from one of the menus choose Update Drivers. There's a longstanding bug in the Debian installer that messes up the MacOS driver partitions, but this should fix it.

Ariii
Sep 11, 2012, 10:34 PM
Try starting up with a MacOS 9 install cd, run Drive Setup, highlight your hard drive, and from one of the menus choose Update Drivers. There's a longstanding bug in the Debian installer that messes up the MacOS driver partitions, but this should fix it.
Thanks, this worked!