Can't boot G3
jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Sep 17 16:58:54 PDT 2005
Joseph M Dupre (AVAB Inc.) wrote:
> 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.
The ppc CDs are intended for what are considered 'new-world' macs. I'm
sure the Performa is old-world and the G3 likely is too. Is the G3 a
beige machine? If so, it's old-world.
The problem lies mostly in the boot-loader. Old-world and new-world macs
use a different boot method, so they require different boot-loaders. The
ppc LiveCD uses yaboot as the bootloader which is geared towards
new-world machines. You may need to find a different machine, or
re-master the livecd with a different bootloader.
More information about the livecd