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My leopard install on the emac froze with 33% remaining, and now the eMac is stuck between the two OSes. I've tried to network boot, and it wouldn't boot from my intel macbook, and I've tried to boot from an external USB drive... also not doing the trick. The machine will boot all the way to the log in screen, but then it doesn't recognize the keyboard or mouse...

Do I really need to just go in there, pull the drive, and make it a bootable drive, then put it back in?
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My leopard install on the emac froze with 33% remaining, and now the eMac is stuck between the two OSes. I've tried to network boot, and it wouldn't boot from my intel macbook, and I've tried to boot from an external USB drive... also not doing the trick.

Do I really need to just go in there, pull the drive, and make it a bootable drive, then put it back in?
I really like your title...I'm literally visualizing someone in the jungle stuck between a tiger and a leopard!

As to your problem...

Is there anything on the eMac's hard drive that you're concerned about losing? If not, why not restart the whole installation process from the beginning.

BTW...I'm assuming you have a faster eMac...equal to or faster than 867mhz.

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I really like your title...I'm literally visualizing someone in the jungle stuck between a tiger and a leopard!

As to your problem...

Is there anything on the eMac's hard drive that you're concerned about losing? If not, why not restart the whole installation process from the beginning.

BTW...I'm assuming you have a faster eMac...equal to or faster than 867mhz.

Hope this helps,

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Yea, it's a 1.25GHz rockin' 512MB of RAM. The disc ejected though, so how should I go about prying open the DVD drive?
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I also may be able to create a bootable backup of Leopard on my external hard drive, except I cannot boot from the DVD to do so, my hardware apparently isn't supported... however, I assume there MUST be a work around for situations such as these. I'm running an aluminum MacBook on 10.6 now, so there's got to be a way.
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Yea, it's a 1.25GHz rockin' 512MB of RAM. The disc ejected though, so how should I go about prying open the DVD drive?
I'm not sure what you mean?

You said that the disk ejected...why would you need to pry open the DVD drive?

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To try and start the install over by booting from disc?
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