Thread: eMAC OS 9.2.2
11-23-2003, 02:28 AM #1aeromodeGuestReset PRAM to boot
Any idea why the only way I can get my MAC to boot up is to reset the PRAM?
I have a PowerMAC G4. It had OS X. The hard disk went south, so I had to replace it. Unfortunetly, the MAC is used and I did not have an install or restore disk. A friend of mine gave me a eAMC OS 9.2.2 install CD.
I ran the install without a problem, but now I get the disk with a "?" mark blinking at me. I found out that this could be a problem with PRAM and it could be set to factory default by using CONTROL-OPTION-P-R.
I did, it booted up. But when I rebooted, I get back to the blinking "?" mark.
Any ideas as to what I am doing wrong?
04-22-2014, 11:14 PM #2
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Try formatting your disk with an osx installer disk utility and tick os 9.2 disk drivers.
If you cant do that, if you have another mac. start your emac in target disk mode, connect the other (osx) mac and format the emacs drive in the other macs disk utility.
Last edited by jackolantern28; 04-22-2014 at 11:14 PM. Reason: spelling mestakes
04-22-2014, 11:39 PM #3
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- 2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone 6+
BTW Which G4 do you have? If it is a desktop there may be a PRAM battery going bad."Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling
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