Re: Can't read or boot from Squeeze 6.0.4 [ppc] disk 1 on Original iMac
2012/3/28, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Hey all,
> I'm having some trouble getting Debian Squeeze installed on my old original
> iMac, which is one of the first "Bondi" blue ones ... from what your install
> guide says, it should be supported; plus I know it's not the disks though,
> because the OpenSuSE box I burnt them on can read them, and they were
> as 100% correct by K3B after I made the disks. I also tried getting the
> disk to
> boot from Open Firmware, but to no avail.
> Considering this, the only thing I can figure is that it must have something
> do with the bios it has, especially after what I've read from the following
> on getting OS-X (tiger) running on these antiques:
> Anyway, the currently installed Mac OS 8.6's Apple System Profiler reports
> CPU to be a 333MHz PowerMac G3, the Boot ROM Version as 3.0.f3, and the Mac
> ROM File Version as 1.6. So ... can someone tell me what I might do to get
> Squeeze on here, if at all possible minus having to flash the firmware?
I believe it should be possible.
Have you checked that the CD is readable in Mac OS?
Have you tried to press C on boot up?
What exactly happens? Do you see any text at all (besides that from OF)?