Subject: Re: Creating a boot floppy for installation.
To: Henry B. Hotz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matthew A. Kolb <email@example.com>
Date: 06/29/1999 07:42:41
On Mon, Jun 28, 1999 at 04:46:27PM -0700, Henry B. Hotz wrote:
> Does that two-stage boot process you described explain why I got two boot
> chimes from my machine before I got a command line prompt? Or was that
> some kind of failure followed by a retry which worked? (PowerMac 8500,
> boot floppy image from the last month or two.)
In response to this one, I have had the same trouble with my PowerMac 8600/300. I believe that it boils down to a tired power supply. My machine takes forever to get from the black screen (and chimes) to get to any kind of operating system. Running LinuxPPC, my machine rechimes (is that a word?) 3 times before it starts to boot. If I'm wrong on this please correct me. I'd really like to take care of this problem on my box as well.
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