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froggy
24th February 2006, 06:25 AM
Hi all,

I've backed up my HD (which was partitioned) in order to 'de-partition'.

I've inserted my 10.3 CD but now can't boot.

The message which appears reads:

DEFAULT CATCH!, code=400 at %SRR0: 65323654 %SRR1: 40003030

Apple iMac Open Firmware 3.0.f3 built 07/16/99 at 12: 15:09
Copyright 1994-1999 Apple Computer, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
ok
0 >

What do I do now, please?????

(If you need more information in order to help me, please ASK! :P )

Cheers,
Andrew

froggy
24th February 2006, 06:34 AM
Sorry!

I've posted this in the wrong forum, I think. Not sure how I ended up in iLife. I really did look at where I was intending to post. Sorry!

(Mods, please move this to where it should be.)

Cheers,
Andrew

neilrobinson
24th February 2006, 09:03 AM
Originally posted by froggy@Feb 24 2006, 04:34 AM
I've posted this in the wrong forum, I think.
seems fine here... as you do require help.

How are you trying to boot it, holding down "C" or "Option"?
Have you got another CD/DVD to try?

neil

jeremy_warnock
24th February 2006, 10:06 AM
all G3 imac need a firmware update to run os x has this been done??

also just checking is you 10.3 disc a full install or an upgrade disk?

HDK
24th February 2006, 10:24 AM
Froggy's firmware looks correct.
See here=> http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25249
May help you.

froggy
24th February 2006, 12:03 PM
Its been running 10.3.9 successfully before. I'm sure that that isn't the problem as HDriveKilla points out.

The CD is the full install which I've used successfully before.

I don't have another cd of 10.3, but I do have a 10.2 CD install. Are you suggesting that I try that? I will, anyway!

Neil, holding down the 'C' key.

Cheers,
Andrew

HDK
24th February 2006, 01:57 PM
Hope you read the part in the article about HD issues with machines that originally came out with drives less than 8gb.

froggy
24th February 2006, 09:31 PM
Originally posted by HDriveKilla@Feb 24 2006, 01:57 PM
Hope you read the part in the article about HD issues with machines that originally came out with drives less than 8gb.
HDriveKilla,

Yep, just read it now. Finally got home after a long, hot and frustrating day.

What confused me about that option was that this iMac with its upgraded HD has been successfully running 10.3.9.

I've just put in the 10.2 installation disk and the computer is happily starting up. Looks like a problem reading the 10.3 disk this time around. Don't know why, all of a sudden!

Looks like I'm going to be running 10.2 for now.

Anyone got a 10.3 installation disk set that they want to sell or give to me? :)

Thanks all, for all of your help!

Cheers,
Andrew

HDK
24th February 2006, 11:28 PM
Originally posted by froggy@Feb 24 2006, 09:31 PM
Anyone got a 10.3 installation disk set that they want to sell or give to me?

I have worked around that issue by creating a disc image with disc utility if disc is not too far gone and then burning a fresh copy. I guess if you can at least read the files on the 10.3 disc when booted into 10.2 then this should work??

LCGuy
25th February 2006, 12:08 AM
What model iMac is it? Just wondering, as i had a similar experience with my tray load iMac and Panther. What i did to fix it was:

1. Opened up the iMac
2. Disconnected everything from the mobo, CPU card, cables, RAM, modem, battery, everything, removed it and let it sit for 48 hours
3. Held down the CUDA reset button for a minute
4. Put everything back together
5. Did a clean install of Jaguar.

Works fine ever since. :)

froggy
25th February 2006, 08:36 AM
Originally posted by LCGuy@Feb 25 2006, 12:08 AM
What model iMac is it? Just wondering, as i had a similar experience with my tray load iMac and Panther. What i did to fix it was:

1. Opened up the iMac
2. Disconnected everything from the mobo, CPU card, cables, RAM, modem, battery, everything, removed it and let it sit for 48 hours
3. Held down the CUDA reset button for a minute
4. Put everything back together
5. Did a clean install of Jaguar.

Works fine ever since. :)
Yep, LCGuy,

tray load iMac.

What's mobo?
What's CUDA?

HDriveKilla,

I don't seem to be able to read the files on the CD :(

Anyone got a 10.3 CD set, please?

Cheers
Andrew