Question about Apple iMac RAGE PRO/233/266/333mhz Logic Board (p/n 661-2113-R) Motherboard
I can only seem to boot my iMac (a Bondi Blue Rev A or Rev B) from an OS 9 or higher CD, but I can't install OS 9 because I have to update the ROM. To do that, I have to be able to boot and install OS 8.6, but I can't.
Also, when booting the keyboard works until the Desktop is loaded then the keyboard disappears.
Right now, the HD is empty - formatted and ready to go.
Also, I can't use the keyboard once in the Open Firmware. I've tried every trick and tip imaginable and I just can't get it to work!
If I have OS 8.6 loaded as a network share, can I run the 8.6 Installer (even if I booted from an OS 9 CD) from the Share and make this thing bootable?
It can be deployed over the network if the information is placed in a Winzip folder first.
Before trying to install the 8.5/8.6 program, did you double check the HCL?
Some systems require you to install the 8.5 first, then upgrade to the OS9.
Posted on Jan 02, 2008
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One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive
Test the leads that attach to your ((hard drive from the motherboard)) or replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your ((motherboard to hard drive))
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
hope this helps
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