Ethan, Matt...thank you for your assistance. I've broken through the fog...the powerpc-utils must have made all the difference. I've bounced this baby about a dozen times, adjusted the delay and defaultos to where I'm satisifed. Awesome. Thanks again. P.S. This is my son's machine...he wants me to teach him Hello World in C in linux, and thanks to your help he can go from one partition to another with ease.