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Contribution d'origine par : QEII Student IT ,


Restored, Hard drive replaced, still won't boot


A friend of mine's iBook's hard drive has been slowly dying after he partitioned it to dual boot Mac and Ubuntu. It got to the point where it would not boot unless you went through +S and fsck-fy every time and finally it stopped booting at all. At first I tried re-imaging it with a known good tiger image, this didn't work as the hard drive was in three partitions and completely broken. I then replaced the hard drive with a blank, Mac OS X formatted one. I have tried several times to image this drive via Firewire Target Mode and Disk Utility on my eMac. All of the times Disk Utility reports no problems but when I try to boot the iBook, I get that screen where the folder with the finder face flashes with a question mark. When I boot holding alt, it can detect no bootable drive.

(If it helps, I know the iBook is functional because I can boot from a CD)


iBook G4 12" 800 MHz-1.2 GHz