Dual booting MacOS 9 and Linux on an iBook clamshell?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Ariii, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    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?
  2. macrumors newbie

    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.
  3. macrumors regular

    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.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Thanks, this worked!

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