Can't boot G3

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at
Sat Sep 17 16:53:50 PDT 2005

Joseph M Dupre (AVAB Inc.) wrote:
> I was under the impression that lfslivecd-6.0-PPC-1.iso was supposed 
> to run on any PowerPC platform, such as the Apple Performa 6400 or 
> Apple Mac G3.
> But I can't get either of these machine to boot from the Live CD.  
> The G3 has OS 8.5.1 on it and boots fine.  I try to boot to the CD 
> (by holding down the "c" key durring startup), but it just boots up 
> normally.  The CD drive can read the live CD, as I can see the 
> folders. 
> The Performa 6400 has an unformatted hard drive, and likewise will 
> not boot from the live CD.
> Both machines boot up with the Mac OS CD-Roms.
> I burned the ISO image to disc on an x86 machine (using Nero), since 
> I do not have any PPC machine capable of burning discs at this time.  
> Is that the issue???  Nero does not allow me to change any burn 
> properties when burning this .ISO.  It just tells me that it is a 
> "Data Mode 1" image with a block size of 2048.
> I've tried two burns from two different downloads, and still can't 
> get either to boot.

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