View Full Version : Flashing Globe icon when i restart or switch on my mac

Nov 12, 2004, 11:59 AM
When i restart or switch on my G5 iMac i get a flashing globe icon and it stays like that for some time not untill i remove ever cable except power (printer, external dvd-rw, external hard drive and eithernet) dose it work. I searched the internet and foudn this:


- The flashing globe icon means you are trying to start from a netboot server that doesn't exist or is offline.

I have no idea what that mean and how i could fix it, any ideas?

Nov 12, 2004, 12:31 PM
go to preferences-> startup disk->change it back to local startup instead of network.

Nov 12, 2004, 12:40 PM
The solution is here: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=31355

Sounds like you just need to use Startup Disk system preference and change your startup disk from Network to the Local Drive.

Hope that helps!

Nov 12, 2004, 01:55 PM
Thank you guys.

Side note: This site has been the best thing ever with helping me with my mac problems, ever since i got a mac and came here i always wake up the next day loving my mac more then when i went to bed.

Thankd guys, macrumors :)