PowerBook booting into BSD not OS X (Aqua)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by lukeb3000, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2008
    Hi I have a problem with my PowerBook

    It boots to BSD (Command Line Interface) instead of OS X (GUI Aqua)

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    Please note that the screen on the PowerBook is broke so I can only use it connected to an external monitor

    When I try to reinstall the system, the picture does not get pushed across to the external monitor meaning I can not see what I am doing and thus can not reinstall

    Thanks in advance for any help or sugestions
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    when first booting you will only get a picture to the external screen if in clamshell mode.

    hook-up a usb mouse and keyboard, boot up the osx disk (even if you cant see, just hold C while booting it will boot the cd) when you know it is done loading... close the screen, wait for about 15 seconds, then press buttons and click and move your mouse until the image appears on the external screen... This should work on a MBP, but i'm not sure about the PB

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