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Re: couldn't boot from cdrom

hi, i have a 2000 laptop with a lot of upgraded
parts including g4 and a 2003 combo drive.

occasionally, sometimes more frequently i have
trouble related to the combo drive, either
linux hangs (not always obvious it is sometime
"loading modules" unspecifically; or mac os 
does not see the cd/dvd at all like you said,
or the buttons of holding down option key stalls.

in most cases a restart will reset it to work.
usually this means a warm restart, holding down
the ctrl command/apple and power keys all at once
(sometimes a simple restart in macos using the menu
will either hang or tell me to use the power key, but
in the latter case i actually do have to use the
"three finger salute".

probably others have suggestions i am just relaying
my experience.


--- Keywan Najafi Tonekaboni <lists@prometoys.net>

> Hi,
> i have an ibook G4 12" (june05) with a combo-drive.
> everything was fine
> until I had hardware problems and brought it to an
> apple store to repair
> it. they changed the LogicBoard and I test my
> GNU/Linux system and
> everything was fine. I burned CDs and watch DVDs.
> After some weeks I
> want to usea CD-Rom in MacOS X, but OS X didn't
> recognized the medium
> and also not the drive. "System Profiler" just have
> the harddisc in the
> ATA-tree.  I went with my iBook to the store and
> they tried a lot of
> stuff, but couldn't fix the problem and call
> Linux/Yaboot responsible. 
> >From the boot menu I can't boot from cdrom. They
> tried to boot from
> OpenFirmware and tried a lot of magic key combos and
> also boot macosx
> from an external harddisc which also didn't
> recognize the drive.
> I don't care about MacOS, but I am afraid about
> couldn't boot from
> CD-ROM and have not the ability to fix my system in
> worst case.
> Has anybody ideas, why I couldn't boot from
> Thanks for you help and sorry to bother this list.
> Regards,
> Keywan
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