Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). imac intel dead already - Genius Bar Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In imac intel dead already sandau Posted: February 18, 2006 8:47PM in Genius Bar edited January 2014 had it since the 20th...blinking 'earth' on startup. pah. looks like the HD kicked the bucket already. Comments Reply 1 of 11 chrisg Posts: 239member February 18, 2006 9:03PM Blinking Earth means its trying to NetBoot, should kick over to your internal drive after it doesn't find it... hmm. Try turning it off then back on and hold down option then select your hard drive when it comes up. Reply 2 of 11 sandau Posts: 1,230member February 18, 2006 9:04PM ha, tried booting from a full firewire disk backup i did a week ago....booted to the error below....error (while booting from firewire drive):world (while booting from imac drive): Reply 3 of 11 lundy Posts: 4,466member February 18, 2006 9:08PM OK, next is to boot from the DVD and run Disk Utility.Moving to Genius Bar. Reply 4 of 11 chrisg Posts: 239member February 18, 2006 9:11PM If you hold option does your drive show up? Reply 5 of 11 sandau Posts: 1,230member February 18, 2006 9:21PM i got it back, lord knows how it went to net boot then came back. its working now after several restarts, go figure. feels like a windows machine after that nightmare. Reply 6 of 11 chrisg Posts: 239member February 18, 2006 9:25PM Go into System Prefs / Startup and reselect your internal HD as the startup volume and then click "restart" Reply 7 of 11 chris v Posts: 460member February 18, 2006 10:31PM Quote:Originally posted by sandau ha, tried booting from a full firewire disk backup i did a week ago....booted to the error below.... Apparently, there's some hoops you've got to jump through to make a FW drive bootale with a Mactel. There's no way one will boot from a FW drive formatted & installed from a PPC machine.Article at OS X Hints. Reply 8 of 11 sandau Posts: 1,230member February 19, 2006 7:41AM i did a full disk image from my intel mac, not ppc. Reply 9 of 11 m01ety Posts: 278member February 19, 2006 8:28AM Quote:Originally posted by sandau i did a full disk image from my intel mac, not ppc. The disk image doesn't matter if the partitioning isn't in the Intel format.Also, it's a good idea to test any bootable backups *before* the machine goes south. Reply 10 of 11 sandau Posts: 1,230member February 20, 2006 3:21PM well, no idea where the gremlin came from but its back to working fine, reboots and all.yeah, its interesting to note the backup image doesn't boot. this is the same way i used to backup my PPC macs, but it no longer works. bummer. Reply 11 of 11 caboose Posts: 15member February 21, 2006 10:51AM Looking good I'm almost foaming at the mouth waiting on mine being delievered Sign In or Register to comment.