On Thu, 24 Feb 2000, Dave Burke wrote:
> So anyway I rebooted and now it won't boot off the CD anymore. I think
> this is because I have nuked the mac system drive, so it doesn't know
> where to boot from, though I was under the impression that I would be able
> to boot off a CD.
AFAIR recentish Macs store the boot device in the PRAM so it shouldn't
matter that you nuked the disk. Is the MkLinux CD really bootable ? If so,
you should be able to boot from it by holding down the C key while turning
on the power - this forces a boot from CD.
> Unfortunately the original mac os cd's that came with this mac have long
> since, so is there anything I can do to get it booting again? Is there
> such a thing as a boot disk for a mac?
Of course, but you'd have to make one or have one.
> or somewhere I can get a cd image that I can boot off?
How could you boot off an image ? You need bootable media. The newest Macs
can do a net boot, but I don't suppose you have one of those.
> Or is there something like a BIOS for a mac that I can get into?
> So basically is there anything I can do with what I have or do I need to
> find someone who can lend me a MacOS cd and reinstall off that to get it
> working again?
Worst case, if you can't find one nearer, I can get you a MacOS CD, I'm
Niall O Broin
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