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Date:      Sun, 12 Aug 2012 13:29:16 +0300
From:      Jeff Tipton <>
Subject:   Re: mac powerpc ibook g3 blank screen on start up
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On 08/12/2012 07:00, Andy Recker wrote:
> thanks for the help but there is no CD icon there is no anything to click
> on my computer is very unresponsive let e know if u have any other ideas?
> On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 12:50 AM, Jamie Paul Griffin<>  wrote:
>> == Jeff Tipton wrote on Thu  9.Aug'12 at  8:36:12 +0300 ==
>>> On 08/09/2012 06:22, Andy Recker wrote:
>>>> i installed the power PC version of free BSD and put it on my mac i
>> book g3
>>>> i was in the insulation process when i couldn't get it to work because
>> of a
>>>> few errors and i decided to turn it off and restart when i turned it
>> back
>>>> on it only booted to a blank white screen it has nothing on it and
>> nothing
>>>> is responsive i have tried to reboot the same CD i had the first thing
>> and
>>>> still just a blank screen what can i do to get BSD to work on my
>> computer?
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>>> When you are trying to reboot into the installation CD, are you sure
>>> you have the right boot sequence selected (CD, not HDD)? I guess on
>>> your mac it might mean restarting, holding down the option key,
>>> choosing the CD icon and the arrow on the right side.
>>> -Jeff
>> Yes, it's either the 'option' key or the 'C' key; can' recall which.
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Try to understand what's going on. You were installing FreeBSD on your 
harddisk, interrupted the process somewhere in the middle because you 
had errors, restarted and booted from that harddisk (right?) with 
half-installed operating system, and now you have a blank screen, which 
is no wonder. If your hardware isn't damaged per se (hopefully), then 
you may try once more to boot from the FreeBSD installation CD instead 
of harddisk, and you need to find a way how to do that. Of cource, your 
blank screen  doesn't have any icons to click or command line prompts. 
The boot choice should be done at the first moments of your computer 
startup. If the boot menu is gone, you may still try to enter Open 
Firmware and type your boot command from there (see, for example,

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