This eMac is ridiculous! This won't boot for nothing!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Bobdude161, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2006
    N'Albany, Indiana
    This thing won't boot anything! CD and HD work, but won't recognize install CDs. The target disk mode works and I can view files but it shuts down the eMac randomly. I did happen to transfer a full install of OS 9 through target disk mode, but it didn't recognize the newly transferred OS as bootable.

    I put in an install disk for 10.3 and holding C did nothing, just kept blinking that confused folder. Holding option at startup shows that it recognizes the disk as a valid startup disk, but when it's selected, it goes back to the stupid blinking folder.

    Open Firmware checks out alright I suppose. After reading a few pages online it seems the the correct boot-device is being used. Single user mode won't work (only has Mac OS 9).

    It's been PRAMed.

    I mean, WTH is going on?!?! Have I used all resources? Are there just some Macs that refuse to boot? :mad:
  2. brop52 macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2007

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