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    cant boot os 9
    i just got a g4 cube, and it has yellow dog linux on it, and i want to put mac os back on it and get rid of linux, but i put in the os 9 disk and press c and it says loading disc but then a it restarts again then it will restart about 2 or 3 times doing the same thing, then on the third time it gives me a error message, is thier and program or some utility that i can burn to a disk then use it to partion the drive or something?

    thanks ahead of time, alex

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    Are you holding down the C key during start up. The whole time until your see the mac logo. Then you will have to reformat the drive with drive setup.

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    holding dont the c key wont do anything, the only thing that i can do to get it to even try to read the disc is to when it says yellow dog linux boot strap i press c, then it says booting cdrom, then the cdrom spins up but nothing happens then i eventually get a cache error thing

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    Once the YDL comes up it to late. Restart with the Mac boot dics in the drive,Hold down the OPTION key at the chime until you see a
    display listing of startup dics on the screen. Click the CD icon,then the right arrow and boot from the CD. If that does not work be looking for a new hard drive.

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    it works when i push the option key, but the only thing that pops up is a little hard drive with the little linux bird no bootable cd

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    Do you know how to open a Cube? Pull out that hard drive and put in a new clean one,start over with the Option key method. Theres a Cube forum that
    can help you to open one if you need it. Sorry Im stumped!

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