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



But I still can mount Mac OS  partition in linux and all seems fine.
Isn't it rather a problem of Open Firmware?

2011/5/31 Thomas Carlson <tcarlson@sharedcup.com>:
> Your HFS+ partition must be corrupted in some way.   If you had a copy of Diskwarrior or Drive Genius and can still boot from a CD, you might still be able to save your current installation.  They have saved my bacon a number of times.  Otherwise, it looks like you are going to have to reinstall OS X.
>
> Doesn't look like anyone else on this list has a better idea.
>
> Tom
> On May 31, 2011, at 5:20 AM, Piotr Kopszak wrote:
>
>> No, nothing changed except the chime which was turned off before and
>> now came back.
>>
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>> 2011/5/29 Thomas Carlson <tcarlson@sharedcup.com>:
>>> 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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