The only CD I can boot from is OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by olliea95, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. olliea95 macrumors regular

    olliea95

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    My Power Mac G4 seems now to be only capable in booting OS X DVDs, and none other. I have tried 6 different CD/DVDs other than my OS X installs and none work.

    I only ever get to a blank white screen on all of my install disks, which it surely isn't possible to be coincidence that all 6 are broken, so that is why I burnt and tried another.

    Just to point out, the installs I have tried are all Linux, and all different versions/distros. I have tried the three latest versions of Ubuntu, two latest Kubuntu and Fedora 11 Alpha release.

    Yes I have also checked that they are the PPC version of the distro.

    This is really starting to bug me, as I really want to install a Linux distro on my spare HD.

    Any help appreciated!
     
  2. olliea95 thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. olliea95 thread starter macrumors regular

    olliea95

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    Looked at the second link you suggested and found a possible solution:
    But now my disk drive has packed in, so I will try it out when I get a new one.

    And FYI I googled my ass off for about 5 hours!!
     

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