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Quicksilver no longer boots into Mac OS 9.2.2
« on: December 08, 2018, 05:55:56 AM »
After fooling around with Ubuntu on my Power Mac G4 "Quicksilver" and having zapped the PRAM, I can no longer boot into the Mac OS 9.2.2 (Universal) installation disk, or any other version of OS 9, except through Classic in OS X Tiger.  What have I done to my machine?

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Re: Quicksilver no longer boots into Mac OS 9.2.2
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2018, 11:24:38 AM »
what version of ppc Ubuntu were you using? 10? 12? 14?
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Re: Quicksilver no longer boots into Mac OS 9.2.2
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2018, 11:31:06 AM »
Xubuntu Desktop 16.04

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Re: Quicksilver no longer boots into Mac OS 9.2.2
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 01:06:41 AM »
After fooling around with Ubuntu on my Power Mac G4 "Quicksilver" and having zapped the PRAM, I can no longer boot into the Mac OS 9.2.2 (Universal) installation disk, or any other version of OS 9, except through Classic in OS X Tiger.  What have I done to my machine?

Do you have Tiger installed on the same partition as OS 9?

Linux on a new world PPC boots via yaboot, it's normally installed to the second partition , and blessed with mighty penguin pee!

Having OS 9 and OS X on the same partition means only one can be blessed at a time, either /System/Library/CoreServices/:tbxi or /System Folder/:tbxi

You'll need to use the Startup Disk to bless OS 9 if you can only boot OS X. 

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Re: Quicksilver no longer boots into Mac OS 9.2.2
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2018, 05:04:30 AM »
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/16.04/release/
april 2016
interesting. thanks for sharing
is firefox usable on a Quicksilver running this?

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Re: Quicksilver no longer boots into Mac OS 9.2.2
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2018, 05:12:33 AM »
No, I had everything on separate partitions, Tiger, Mac OS 9.2.2, and Xubuntu.  Problem was, after I installed Xubuntu I could no longer boot anything in OS 9.2.2, even an install CD.  I think Xubuntu messed with the firmware on my MaxPower G4 processor upgrade.  I'm going to find the firmware disk to fix that and install Mac OS 9.2.2 on a separate drive.  One is coming from Other World Computing.

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Re: Quicksilver no longer boots into Mac OS 9.2.2
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2018, 05:17:50 AM »
Yes, Xubuntu Firefox worked fine because I have a 1.6 GHz processor on this old beast.