Logic Board Busted...Time to Hack.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ColinScatt, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. ColinScatt macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2009
    Hey all. So I've had an iBook G4 for forever but the logic board finally quit, and I ordered a MacBook. The iBook won't boot into OS X, just freezes at login, but I can log in to a Unix prompt. I'm wondering what use the logic board has in the case. What I'd like to do is basically format the whole thing, just install Unix, and hook it up to my network to play with some hacking techniques and stuff. This seem possible to all you Mac/Unix Gods? Thanks for your help guys.

  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    How are you logging in? ssh?

    What other computers do you have around?

    Can you boot to FireWire target disk mode?

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