Question about Apple iMac RAGE PRO/233/266/333mhz Logic Board (p/n 661-2113-R) Motherboard

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IMac 266 Rage Pro Won't Boot

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?

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  • EvilSupahMac Jan 02, 2008

    HCL?

  • EvilSupahMac Jan 02, 2008

    I looked up the serial number, and it comes up as a Rev. B, and according to the documentation, The minimum it will boot from is 8.5, so, once I have an 8.5 CD, I should be up and running in no time.

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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.

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I don't think the installer will work over a network. I think you need an actual CD of 8.5/8.6 or an external drive with the OS on it.

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    Kevin Pettit Jan 02, 2008

    The HCL refers to Hardware Compatibility List. It is for WIndows based machines, not Macintosh.

    You already know you need to update the ROM firmware to install OS9.

    I would buy a copy of 8.5 on CD, there is one on eBay for 25$. Install it, upgrade to 8.6 and then try the firmware update. You can always resell the 8.5 CD once you are through with it.

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