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martinlangley 08-11-2020 02:48 PM

Lombard/Pismo install problem
 
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Hi all, this may sound a bit strange but I'm sure you guys will come up to the mark.

I have a powerpc based laptop which has performed faultlessly for me for the past decade and has survived the transition from Mac OS9 TO OS X together with replacement hard disks etc.

The present problem has me stumped, however. I have a new hard drive in the bay ready for a fresh OS X install of Leopard or Tiger or any OS X which supports PPC. I have tried every which way to get it to boot, from holding down the option key and trying to use a CD to booting via open firmware and installing from a USB. The furthest I have got (by any method) results in a brief "XCOFF" message being displayed followed by a couple of memory address locations and then the system hangs.

Does this sound familiar to anybody? What surprises me is that the machine is quite happy to POST, - I get the chime and it switches into Open Firmware on opt + cmd + O + F so the problem would seem unlikely to be anything fundamental, but I simply do not know what to try next.

I'm sure one of you guys will know a fix.


The attached images show what happens, the first is the command string to boot from the usb, -

boot ud:3,\System\Library\CoreServices\BootX

The second is the resulting XCOFF message

Best regards

Martin

PECONET009 08-12-2020 10:59 AM

This might help you out.
 
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Originally Posted by martinlangley (Post 6154902)
Hi all, this may sound a bit strange but I'm sure you guys will come up to the mark.

I have a powerpc based laptop which has performed faultlessly for me for the past decade and has survived the transition from Mac OS9 TO OS X together with replacement hard disks etc.

The present problem has me stumped, however. I have a new hard drive in the bay ready for a fresh OS X install of Leopard or Tiger or any OS X which supports PPC. I have tried every which way to get it to boot, from holding down the option key and trying to use a CD to booting via open firmware and installing from a USB. The furthest I have got (by any method) results in a brief "XCOFF" message being displayed followed by a couple of memory address locations and then the system hangs.

Does this sound familiar to anybody? What surprises me is that the machine is quite happy to POST, - I get the chime and it switches into Open Firmware on opt + cmd + O + F so the problem would seem unlikely to be anything fundamental, but I simply do not know what to try next.

I'm sure one of you guys will know a fix.


The attached images show what happens, the first is the command string to boot from the usb, -

boot ud:3,\System\Library\CoreServices\BootX

The second is the resulting XCOFF message

Best regards

Martin

Go here:

https://lowendmac.com/2009/tips-for-...-x-10-4-tiger/

martinlangley 08-13-2020 06:08 AM

Thank you!
 
This was spot on! - I hadn't realised the laptop was so picky about versions of OS X and have now started a successful install.

Your help much appreciated.

Best

Martin


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