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From: Giuliano Pochini <>
To: Ethan Benson <>
Subject: Re: G4 mdd help request [solved]
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 11:37:22 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

It wasn't my fault. There is a bad interaction between the G4-MDD and the
Adaptec [23]9160 family. I quote here the relevant part from
because it may be useful to someone else:

System will not boot to a drive attached to an Adaptec SCSI card on
QuickSilver G4s.

This information applies to the following product(s):

PowerDomain 29160, 29160N, 39160 PCI SCSI Card

To work around this issue print out the instructions that are below and
follow them exactly:

1) Reboot, holding down command-option-O-F all at the same time at startup.
This will bring up a white screen starting with "Open Firmware" and ending
with a "0 >" prompt.

2 When the Open Firmware prompt appears, type the following: (Note that the
spaces between quotes are important and the instructions are case sensitive)

setenv fcode-debug? true

3) At the "0 >" prompt type the following and then press the return key


4) Verify the following line exists in the output, generally 4 to 6 lines down

fcode-debug? true false

5) At the "0 >" prompt type the following and then press the return key


6) Once the system is up, select appropriate drive (using Startup Disk in
the Control Panels folder under Mac OS 9 or in Startup Disk in System
Preferences under Mac OS X) and reboot.


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  reply	other threads:[~2003-07-19 11:37 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-16  9:09 G4 mdd help request Giuliano Pochini
2003-07-16  9:36 ` Ethan Benson
2003-07-16 10:16   ` Giuliano Pochini
2003-07-16 11:07     ` Ethan Benson
2003-07-17  7:32       ` Giuliano Pochini
2003-07-17  7:39         ` Ethan Benson
2003-07-17 10:48           ` Giuliano Pochini
2003-07-19 11:37             ` Giuliano Pochini [this message]
2003-07-19 13:58               ` Question regarding UBOOT deepesh
2003-07-19 16:29                 ` Wolfgang Denk
     [not found]               ` <Pine.LNX.4.21.0307191918350.12735-100000@deepesh.india.tej>
2003-07-19 14:19                 ` Jerry Van Baren

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