Re: Messed up PowerMac 7200/90
James Nord wrote:
Chris Tillman wrote:
Thanks all, I eventually found a working serial cable and then
managed to boot from the testing boot floppy.
I sounds like it might be crashing in Open Firmware. To see on the
would need to hook up to another computer's serial port through the
I inheritted a PowerMac today - no OS and set about installing
Debian on it.
Booted from floppies and installed from NFS.
modem port and watch in a terminal program while the mac boots.
I decided to install testing but a lot of packages had errors in them
so I decided to revert to stable.
So, I reset the boot-device (floppy) and rebooted. Erm wrong boot
And now I can't get into OpenFirmware with Ctrl+Option+P+R or
All I see over the serial connection is "can't OPEN: blah"
Tried with two different keyboards with no result.
Is there any other way to reset the firmware battery backup etc..?
Never mind I'm feeling brain dead today..