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



Try this...

http://www.ehow.com/how_5760413_reset-pram-g4-powerbook.html

Tom
On May 29, 2011, at 1:20 PM, Piotr Kopszak wrote:

> 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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