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I have a Mac G4 (powerbook, 12 in.) running 10.3.9. I have what seems to be an experimental Knoppix for running on mac. Now, every time I try to boot ...
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    Knoppix on Mac


    I have a Mac G4 (powerbook, 12 in.) running 10.3.9. I have what seems to be an experimental Knoppix for running on mac. Now, every time I try to boot by pressing "C", I just boot into OS X again. I tried the other method of SHIFT+OPTION+COMMAND (apple logo, I think)+DELETE. A file icon came up and flashed a question mark alternating with a Mac logo, then booted into OS X. I tried changing my boot volume in System Preferances, but the CD wasn't there. Did I burn the Image wrong, or Am I using bad commands? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    It seems like it cannot see the CD image. It's experimental, and maybe that's the problem.
    You could try Ubuntu Live CD for ppc. Hopefully that will work.

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    Think it'll work booting from Open Frmware? I'm getting that Ubuntu image now.

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    Yes i think it will.

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    you dont just press c once
    you really do need to hold it


    also
    the other way is to go to (in mac os X)
    System Preferences>StartUp Disc
    and select the cdrom

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_guy_dressed_in_black
    you dont just press c once
    you really do need to hold it


    also
    the other way is to go to (in mac os X)
    System Preferences>StartUp Disc
    and select the cdrom
    Yes, I know you need to hold c. I tried the startup disc and that didn't work either. Open Firmware yeilded no results either.

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