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PB G3/250 - OS9 Boot Problems
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 31, '01 03:15:10PM

I'm having the same issue on my Powerbook G3/250. I found that the OS9.1 CD would boot only after the machine had been turned off completely, and then turned on with "c" key down.

In any event, no amount of reinstalling (either X or 9.1) has fixed the problem. I believe the issue may have stemmed from installing X onto the same partition as 9.1.

While it should be irrelevant, I did have Yellow Dog Linux installed prior to X (but the drive was wiped before the X install).

I'm planning on formatting the drive again, but this time installing the OSes on different partitions.

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Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 01, '01 05:51:42PM

I just formatted (zeroing out the data) my drive and reinstalled both OSX and OS9.1 (on seperate partitions this time). On my first boot, I got the blinking question mark after I had installed 9.1. After I zapped the pram a few times it booted. Now it appears that both system's work fine. We'll see.

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