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Can't Boot to osx cd

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stall

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I have a imac G4 1.25ghz, I just bought a Pioneer dvr-108 dvd burner for it and can't get it to boot from the cd, it always goes back the the harddrive. I have tried all the jumper setting I have put them on seperate cable (since the board has two ide connectors) and I have put them on the same cable. It shows up in the os, I can even click install os x and then it restarts but again goes to the harddrive. Does anyone know whats going on? Please Help
 

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Have you tried holding down C when you boot up
 
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It says it right on the CD: Hold down C key to boot up from CD. :D
 
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stall

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Yes I have tried holding down the C key and also option-alt-shift-delete. Nothing
 
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I forgot to mention, that sometimes it will start with a gray screen then go to another screen where it switches between the folder with the faces and the question mark folder for a few seconds then it goes to the screen with the apple, and proceeds to boot from the harddrive.
 
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sonofapplepm

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Have you tried startup disk in system prefs? Just fishing now.
 
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stall

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yea I have set it to boot to the cd. Do you know what the jumper settings SHOULD be? sould I put them on the same cable or use one for each drive and use both of the IDE connectors on the board?
 
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sonofapplepm

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Don't know about jumper settings. I only have one extexternal drive. Sorry!
 
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