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    help booting Mac G3 266 mhz to cdrom drive please

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    help booting Mac G3 266 mhz to cdrom drive please
    hey people,
    im a bit of a noob when it comes to macs, as i don't use one at all, but i recently got the one that had been lying around in my house something.
    But anyway, i'm trying to load a linux OS on to it (smoothwall), but i am able to boot to the cdrom drive and i've read various forum posts and people there have said that they simply press "c" on boot up to boot to cd, but it didn't work for me. Can anyone help?
    thanx

    any suggestions muchly appreciated

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    help booting Mac G3 266 mhz to cdrom drive please
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo89 View Post
    i'm trying to load a linux OS on to it (smoothwall), but i am able to boot to the cdrom drive ... they simply press "c" on boot up to boot to cd
    Just make sure that's "press and hold" the C key at boot.

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    help booting Mac G3 266 mhz to cdrom drive please

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    i'm holding it down, but it still isnt working

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    help booting Mac G3 266 mhz to cdrom drive please
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    are you trying to boot from a Linux CD?

    If so then you might try the alt key on start up

    I hope your linux is complied for PPC, I have gotten Ubuntu to work on a G4

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    help booting Mac G3 266 mhz to cdrom drive please

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    i've tried that too :/ maybe i'm doing something wrong, but i can't be if i'm just holding down one button :s
    compiled for ppc?

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