emac 700 mhz will not boot

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by disthis, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. disthis macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2008
    hi i have an emac that i just got. when i firt tried got it i had to reset the password so these are the instructions i used: 1. Hold Down Apple+S while booting computer
    2. Type: sh /etc/rc
    3. Type: passwd root (if that doesn’t work try admin or administrator instead of root)
    4. Enter in new password and confirm
    5. Type: reboot
    ok and now when i try to boot it just goes to sh-2.05a# at the white apple screen. i can boot to os9.2 or i have an os x boot cd but not the install cds. tried to do a repair, to no avail. tried to run drive 10 didnt work how do i boot to os x ? please i dont have the installation cd's and i really need to restore or reinstall. i can boot to osx with the boot cd and please help

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