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Old 01-26-2006, 12:42 PM   #1
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iMac Not booting PLEASE HELP

*333Mhz iMac w/ 192 RAM
*Ubuntu 5.10
*Kernel 2.6.12-10-powerpc
*yaboot 1.3.13

After updateing and restarting it when through the normal boot faze....
Ubuntu bootstage >
Yaboot >
Then it when to Apple's Firmware and is stoped there... normally it flashes Apple's Firmware for a slight second then goes to the Ubuntu Booting

Also: It won't boot ANY CD I've tryied Ubuntu(5.10 and 6.04), Yellow Dog, Disk Warrior(PPC computer Disk utility), and Gentoo
...could the cd drive be dead/dying... i've burned install cds for Ubuntu, Yellow Dog Linux, and Gentoo and none of those are booting... the drive spins the disk but doesn't do anything b/s that when i startup holding "c"

Thanks In advance

Suggestions I've gotten...
Reset the pram.....Still Tacks me to firmware screen
Old 01-26-2006, 02:43 PM   #2
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First of all, don't assume that the cd is dead. Get a cleaning CD and clean it. Oh, and just a personal question. Is this the third generation iMac? What MacOS did you run on it? Sorry for this flash, but I'm getting myself an iMac 3G and wanted to know...
Old 01-26-2006, 03:46 PM   #3
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i don't mind the question... It was the very first iMac.. . it came with Mac OS 8.5


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