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Old 08-11-2020, 02:48 PM   #1
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Exclamation Lombard/Pismo install problem


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
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Old 08-12-2020, 10:59 AM   #2
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This might help you out.

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Originally Posted by martinlangley View Post
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/
 
Old 08-13-2020, 06:08 AM   #3
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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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