iMac OpenFirmware Help! Desperate!
My iMac had os 9.2.2 installed with all the firmware updates when i decided to downgrade the os and then upgrade it again to refresh my system folder. I installed os 9.0 from the cd that came with the computer and then attempted to install 9.1 when it said it could not install over the processor specific os 9.0. I did not get this at all since I did not have this problem when i first upgraded to os 9.1. I had then concluded that it was the firmware and I tried holding down the programmers button during startup which then brought me to Open Firmware... it prompted me to type "mac-boot" to restart or something like "shutdown" to shut down. Since this was no hlep to me i typed "mac-boot" and hit return... the next time my machine booted it started off my os 9 software restore cd and then told me that my hard disk couldn't be recognized and should be initialized. Like hell if i'm initializing... there has to be some way out of this... since then my computer continues to boot from the cd and freezes when it gets to the desktop... loading the "CD" background and nothing but the time in the menubar... which it keeps quite nicely i must say... I leave you with this tech not from apple about open firmware... <a href="http://kbase.info.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/kbase.woa/2/wa/query?searchMode=Expert&type=id&val=KC.30575" target="_blank">http://kbase.info.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/kbase.woa/2/wa/query?searchMode=Expert&type=id&val=KC.30575</a> thank you