CD Booting?

Posted:
in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I have an old performa 6300 running OS9 that refuses to boot off any CDs... any idea on how I could fix this or what the probulm is?



thx for any help...



Alex Cutler

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 3
    ebbyebby Posts: 3,110member
    Performas don't boot to OS 9. You have to find the origonal CD, something like OS 8 and boot from that.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    [quote]Originally posted by Ebby:

    <strong>Performas don't boot to OS 9. You have to find the origonal CD, something like OS 8 and boot from that.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Not entirely true, Ebby: My Performa 6400 boots off of my OS9 CD without a hitch.



    Cutler: Which method are you using to attempt your boot; are you holding down the C on the keyboard, or are you selecting the CD from the Startup Disk control panel? Because if one doesn't work, the other might.



    Just a thought... hope it helps.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    ebbyebby Posts: 3,110member
    OK, I've been shot down before, but I just recently tried to boot to OS9 on a 8100, Quadra 650, and Beige G3. Only the G3 worked with OS9 for me. I know this for a fact. :cool:



    (It may have something to do with the amount of ram in the machine)
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