PowerBook G4 12' Won't Boot from CD

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by trb1013, Nov 23, 2003.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Nov 23, 2003
    #1
    I am unable to boot from the CD using either the Apple Restore Disk or Disk Warrior. I have tried holding the c keydown after pressing the power button and setting the CD as the startup disk (making sure that cap lock is not on). I have tried holding the Option key down after pressing the power button then clicking on the CD that appears on the screen.

    I have tried using the Apple restore CD and the reboot option when clicking on the CD icon and told to press continue to reboot from the CD.

    I can using the CD, access files etc.

    What could be wrong?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Jul 15, 2003
    #2
    CD drive might be dead. There's a command to ignore the current start up disk. I think it's shift-option-apple-delete(the one next to the += key)

    If the CD is a valid start up disk it should show up in the thing there. Use the arrows to scroll through the startup options.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Markham, Ontario, Canada
    #3
    If you are using Panther:

    If your PB was shipped Jag stock you have to use your Panter CD.

    Disk Warrior doesn't boot into Panther... yet.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nov 23, 2003
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    Booting from CD

    I'm using 10.2.8, not Panther. I got another suggestion, starting up in verbose mode, command -v as soon as the grey screen comes up after initaling pressing the c key. That works, but even rebuilding the drive doesn't seem to fix the problem. The only way I can boot from a cd/dvd is using the verbose mode.
     

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