iMac G4 won't boot!!!!!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by appledyl, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. appledyl macrumors regular


    Apr 20, 2009
    Hi. I turned on my iMac G4 one day to find out that it wouldn't boot up! it said something like: "got boot device" and then a billion slashes and things and then it said: BSD root: disk05s, major 14, minor 5. i rebooted it a billion times and it kept doing this. i don't have a startup disk! what do i do?!? :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(
  2. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    how comes you got no discs , all macs come with discs
    ok some scrupulous ebayers keep the disc to mass preinstalling leopard on older macs some folks pay more for the imac g4 /emac/powermac g4 if there is leopard on

    but back to your problem of not booting , i guess you have reset the pram and pmu already
    which i guess did not bring any results ,so my guess is your hardrive is on his last legs , but i could be wrong and it only need permission repair

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