Boot to open firmware how?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by btcomm, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. btcomm macrumors regular

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    Isn't it apple option O and F while booting? I have a windows keyboard hooked up I held down windows alt O and F and it doesn't seem to want to boot to it. Should I hold down the buttons sooner?
     
  2. Mernak macrumors 6502

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    when did you hold them down? They should be held down before the startup sound, basically when you press the power button.
     
  3. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, on a Windows keyboard, it'll be Windows+Alt+O+F and it should be held down as soon as possible after pressing the power button.

    Daniel.
     
  4. btcomm thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does it matter if I'm using the left or the right windows key?

    Which key ejects a cd on a windows keyboard? I remeber it being an f something key.

    Geez, it does matter I held the other one and it booted into open firmware.

    I typed eject cd and pushed enter. It says eject cd disk-label: read of block0 failed can't open the eject device, what does that mean?

    Is there a way to phyically get the cd out of the slot loading drive in an imac g3? :)
     
  5. Nermal Moderator

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    Usually you can reboot while holding the mouse button to force an eject.
     
  6. btcomm thread starter macrumors regular

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    I already tried the mouse button and it didn't work.
     
  7. Lil Red macrumors newbie

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    did you try the paper clip....that's my favorite eject button!
     

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