i place the install DVD in a NON-Mac DVD-RW Drive (Could this be the problem?
It could be, not all external drive are bootable, is it Firewire or USB?
boot cd:,\\tbxi Cant OPEN: cd:,\\tbxi.
If you go into open firmware and type: devalias
What does that report?
"OPTION" = Just a purple back ground with 2 Button
That generally means the Hard Drive has died or is royally messed up.
Restart your computer, hold down Command-s and type in the following:
/sbin/fsck -fy Enter
/sbin/mount -uaw Enter
Any action at all?
Thank you SO much for you reply..
*Well here are the results for the things you told me to do?*
1) is it Firewire or USB? = None.. its a built in one...
*Details About the DVR-RW
*Brand : NU < (click NU for the picture)
i change it to this DVD-RW because the install DVD is a DVD (daa)
but the mac did have a CD-R in it before i change it with the DVD-RW
Brand : LG CD-ROM ( and has apple logo on it)
2) Open firmware and type: devalias? = ( only some of the important ones are here).
*CD : /pci@2000000/mac-io@17/ata-3@20000/disk@0
*HD : /pci@2000000/mac-io@17/ata-3@20000/disk@0
*USB0 : /pic@f2000000/usb@18
*USB1 : /pic@f2000000/usb@19
3)Single user mode... dose NOT work. the computer just gose to the flashing question mark
(is there a way to get to single user mode using open firmware?)
Thank you 4 your time
Yeah, jumpers could be it.
I am also curious as to what version of Mac OS X you are trying to install, and what the specs are on the eMac. From your other post, it sounds like you might be using an intel only install, which won't work, or Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard which requires minimum specs that your eMac might not meet (but it should likely boot to some point).
Yes, 10.6.4 will not boot on your eMac. It will not install. It will not run.
You will need 10.4 or 10.5 (might work with even earlier versions depending on the model). If you do try 10.4 or 10.5, then you need to also make sure you meet the minimum requirements for RAM and CPU speed. 10.4 requires 256MB to run, and 10.5 requires 512MB and 867MHz or faster processor. The earlier eMacs were 700 and 800MHz, so won't run 10.5 without some jiggery pokery.
As for the jumpers, these are on the back of the DVD drive near the ATA cable. Changing these on the internal drive means taking apart the eMac.
Alternatively, you could install Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5 on an external firewire drive, plug that into the eMac, and boot from it. This means you could install on a different Mac.
It's NOT a jumper wire, but a small, plastic block that acts is an isolator on certain pins located next to the long IDE connector.Is there a block there and is configured to cover certain pins?
There should be a diagram on the drive, somewhere, that shows where to put this plastic jumper block to cover certain pins that tell the computer that the drive is acting either as a master or slave drive.
If the block is missing, you'll need to find one, get one.
like you told me i look at the back of DVD and there was one of this (<the gray block).... and also i haved old DVD-RW and got 3 more of them (the gray blocks)...
at the back of the dvd-rw there a three pins... so should i block all of them.. or just one or two