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Re: iMac/quik booting problem

On Thu, May 20, 1999 at 09:58:59PM -0400, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> On Thu, May 20, 1999 at 08:11:13PM -0400, Matt Kraai wrote:
> > But my real problem is that I can't boot very well anymore. When I soft
> > reset the machine, it hangs. When I try a hard reset, it gives me an
> > image of a floppy with a blinking question mark. I can boot using the
> > restore CD, use Drive Setup to mount the drives, and then use BootX
> > to get into Linux, but I can't load the extensions so I can't use most
> > of the existing MacOS stuff. This occured after I booted Debian for the
> > first time. The only thing that I can think of is that quik somehow
> > broke the boot sequence, since it ran at this point.
> > 
> > If anyone has heard of or encountered this problem before, I'd really
> > appreciate any advice you might be able to give me.
> Where in boot does it hang if you reset?

It plays the startup sound, and I can hear the hard drive spin up for a 
second or two. But the screen stays black the whole time. If I do a hard
boot, it goes to the screen with the disk and the flashing question mark.
At least it displays something.

> And are you trying to boot into macos or into linux at startup?  Sounds
> like your Open Firmware settings decided to take the day off.

I first used the default quik.conf file, then I backed that up and used
the quikconfig program to try to make linux bootable, and then tried to
manually edit it to make it boot to MacOS.

If it is the Open Firmware, do you know how to fix that (or can you point 
me to someone who might)? 


Matthew J. Kraai

Freedom is not free.

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