My mac ibook g4 when booting wants to do a network install and i have no idea on how to get it to boot from hard drive?
Okay so a little info- i have a Mac Ibook g4 powerpc, i've been trying to install a version of linux on it. (I'm usually a pc guy) So i've been doing this n that to get it to boot into linux to install and still can't but that is not my issue. And my problem- At one point came across the the boot options in the ibook system settings, so i looked through them, i recall seeing "normal boot"/boot from hard disk and another option "network install" there could've been more but i can't remember. So looked through them and noted it and went about doing other stuff on the ibook, I didn't realize it at the time but i had accidently selected "network install". So i rebooted it sometime later and now every time it reboot's it try's to do a network install. Any advice to get it out of this mode would be greatly appreciated?
See this link for help: http://www.poynton.com/notes/mac/Mac_startup_keys_obsolete.html
okay i've tried all of the boot commands, i have a few that works, such as
mouse down Eject removable media ( I think Boot ROMs prior to 2.4f1 excluded the CD drive )
opt Bring up OF system picker on New World machines
cmd-opt-o-f Boot into open firmware
i think i could fix it with the open firmware thing but the previous owner has it passworded and i dont know the password, any ideas?