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Re: OS X unbootable after Squeeze/Sid installation on Powerbook5,6



It's Powerbook5,6 (G4 1.67 GHz 15"). No, I haven't tried resetting
PRAM, how should I do that? Good news is I got Sid back doing apt-get
dist-upgrade today in chroot in lenny.

2011/5/29 Thomas Carlson <tcarlson@sharedcup.com>:
> What kind of a Mac is this?  I'm assuming its a Powerbook or iBook of some sort as you can remove the battery.  Have you tried resetting the PRAM?
>
> Tom
> On May 29, 2011, at 12:54 PM, Piotr Kopszak wrote:
>
>> Yes, I tried that. Actually my description was imprecise. In fact I
>> got to slashed circle via gray apple trying to boot with alt pressed,
>> whereas in the case of booting as I usually do, by pressing "x", the
>> screen goes black and immediately the same menu with x, c and l
>> appears.
>>
>> 2011/5/29 Jeroen Diederen <jjhdiederen@zonnet.nl>:
>>> Can you boot with the option key (alt) held down ? You should be able to
>>> choose OSX from there...
>>>
>>> On Sun, 2011-05-29 at 13:54 +0200, Piotr Kopszak wrote:
>>>> Dear list,
>>>>
>>>> I guess I must have done something utterly stupid, although it escapes
>>>> me when. I can no longer boot OS X. When I press "x" I see gray apple
>>>> for a moment but then it is quickly replaced by a slashed circle and
>>>> all I can do is take out battery and reboot. Before installing Squeeze
>>>> and upgrading to Sid I had Lenny installed and OS X was booting fine.
>>>> During installation I did not format the Mac partition and I can still
>>>> mount it fine. Also I did not touch Apple Partition Map and Apple
>>>> Bootstrap partitions and I can see they are where they used to be when
>>>> I do "fdisk /dev/hda". I don't know when I could have screwed things
>>>> up as I was very careful not to write to any Mac OS partitions during
>>>> install. I write Squeeze/Sid installation, as I haven't verified if I
>>>> can boot Mac OS after Squeeze installation (I use it only when I want
>>>> to use Skype), and later I upgraded Squeeze to Sid (which rendered it
>>>> unbootable in turn, but let's leave it for now).  Right now I would
>>>> like to find out if it's still possible boot my Mac OS somehow without
>>>> reinstalling everything from scratch.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Many thanks for any hints in advance
>>>>
>>>> Piotr
>>>>
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