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    iBook won't boot.
    The hard drive on my G4 iBook was dying so I replaced it and installed OS 10.5 using target disk mode from my iMac. After partitioning the replacement drive with a "GUID Partition" the install went smoothly. After the install, I shut down and disconnected the firewire cable from the iBook and booted up to a flashing folder icon. If I use target disk mode I can boot off the iBook from my iMac but the iBook won't boot itself. How can I fix this?

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    You need to use APM not GUID, for PPC Macs. GUID is for Intel Macs.
    When all else fails, try everything!
    The Rep System and you.
    Life's a joke...If you're not laughing, then you didn't get it.

    June 2008


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    So if I reformat using APM then reinstall, the iBook will boot to the OS like normal?

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    Yep. You shouldn't have any problems afterwards.
    When all else fails, try everything!
    The Rep System and you.
    Life's a joke...If you're not laughing, then you didn't get it.

    June 2008


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