please help ASAP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Midgetinabikini, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. Midgetinabikini macrumors regular

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    the system:
    Powerbook G3 500mhz 6430mb ram.

    cant boot from the firewire, it sends me to the open firmware.
    both with linux (kubuntu) and OS (7.2, 9.2.1 and 10.3)

    what to do??

    im trying to reinstall the system for the past 3 days with no luck.

    please help me!
     
  2. Mydriasis macrumors 6502

    Mydriasis

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    I have that same Powerbook, but wow you have a lot more ram!:eek:

    Anyways, have you tried booting from a disk?
     
  3. Midgetinabikini thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes, the firewire device is cd-rom...
     
  4. iGary Guest

    iGary

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    Have you tried booting into open firmware and resetting the firmware?
     
  5. Midgetinabikini thread starter macrumors regular

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    yep...i did,
    reset-nvram
    reset-all

    and command+alt+p+r
     
  6. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

    deadpixels

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    if you have an external hd and access to another mac, you could try to install the system you want on the external hd and try to boot from it, then if ok you could use software to copy your system to your laptop. i had a pismo before and they're great laptops :D
     

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