Can't boot into Open Firmware

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sio, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. sio macrumors newbie

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    So I was given an old iMac a couple of days ago (tray-loading iMac G3 running OS 9.2). I played around with OS9 for a while, but quickly got frustrated at the lack of a command line, so I decided to install NetBSD on it. The install process seems fairly straightforward, the only problem being that I can't get into Open Firmware.

    What I've done is hit CMD+OPTION+O+F during the bootup chime - nothing. I've tried many different variations on this, trying at many points during the bootup process.

    According to what I've read online, all of the iMacs have Open Firmware 3+ - is this right?

    I've Googled to no avail.

    Does anyone have any ideas? Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. vandozza macrumors 6502a

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  3. sio thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, all I'm able to tell from Wikipedia is that it's a tray-loading G3. I'm not sure about the revision as I can't figure out how to find the processor speed or any of the other specs.
     

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