Originally posted by oldmacfan
If you boot into OS 9 does your iBook then see the drive?
If so this is the same problem I am having.
Have not yet found a solution.
Just gave this a try and now my system will not boot OS 9. I just get the happy Mac face and the machine just stops!
I have no OS 9 disk to boot the system. I have tried: Zapping the parameter ram, using the OS X boot disk (and it says it does not fix startup disk problems!)
So now I've got a dead machine with some emails and some other files that I would like back up before doing a clean install. Never thought I'd have a problem booting back to OS 9.
Any suggestions? Can I download a OS 9 boot disk to my PC and create a CD to boot my Mac to repair it? (I'm OK now see the posts below)