Help! Need to get back to OSX from Ubuntu LiveCD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Jynxxander, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. Jynxxander macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2008
    Intel iMac G5 ( Late 2006 )
    Mac OSX 10.4.11

    Ubuntu 8.04

    I burned a Ubuntu LiveCD and booted into it by going to System Prefrences>Startup Disk and choosing the Cd and restarting.

    I tried Ubuntu for a little while, but now i am stuck.

    Resarting computer does not work. Only says it needs a boot CD
    Shutting down and staring does not work. Same.

    Choosing Boot from original system (I think thats what it says, its the last option) results in a flashing "_" in the upper left and corner and a green block below it.


    Other person:
    Did you install Ubuntu? If not, hold down the power button for a few seconds until the computer shuts off. Push the button again once to turn it on, and hold down the mouse button. This should spit the CD out and you should be able to boot back into OS X now.
    Didn't work. When I held the power button it prompted me to log out, restart, shut down etc.

    I chose shut down, and as it was shutting down, it spit out the cd
    When I restarted, same thing "No boot device"

    I tried dissconnecting the power, that didn't work.
    The CD popped out after I held the mouse button then I got the "No bootable device" message again.


    Fixed by booting up and holding down the option button.
  2. K3mp macrumors 6502

    May 4, 2008
    S.E. Louisiana
    in Ubuntu change the start-up back to the hard drive. BTW there is no such thing as a intel G5 iMac. The G5 is a whole different processor.
  3. Tourist macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2006
    Insert the original OS X disc that came with the mac and press C at startup
  4. K3mp macrumors 6502

    May 4, 2008
    S.E. Louisiana
    If he does that he will re install the os or boot up hardware test. He needs to just change the start up disk to his HD in Ubuntu. He might be able to do it off the os x disk but im not sure.
  5. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    Hold down option when you press the power button to turn it on, hopefully you should get a boot volume selector from which you can select OSX (if it's there :eek:).
  6. K3mp macrumors 6502

    May 4, 2008
    S.E. Louisiana
    ^^^^^^Try before my idea^^^^^^^^^^^^

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