[conspire] Installing Kubuntu on imac

John Andrews jla1200 at netzero.net
Fri Nov 9 09:31:00 PST 2007

The trouble is that the computer won't take any input from the  
keyboard at all.

What if I put the unbootable HD into another computer? Would the  
keyboard work then
or is controlled by the unbootable HD. Does the installer disk  
control the keyboard when you first try and
install Kubuntu. That's where it all started the installation/ 
keyboard was acting funny.
  I was thinking of installing the unbootable Hd into a FW enclosure  
on OSX and erasing it. I tried hooking 2 imacs
together with FW but the dead HD won't mount.

On Nov 9, 2007, at 8:28 AM, de Runtz, Lars wrote:

>> How can I erase the Hd and start over?
> Can you try Command+Option+P+R  at powerup, to zap the parameter  
> memory?
> You'll here a reboot tone, to let you know you've zapped it.  This
> should reset the NVRAM.  I've heard a tale to do that 4 times, to make
> sure all of the parameter memory is cleared, but not really sure how
> valid that is.
> You could also try Command+Option+O+F at powerup, to get into the Open
> Firware.  From there, there are commands to boot via CD (maybe as  
> simple
> as "boot cdrom", but possibly needing some other very strange
> arguments), erase the NVRAM, etc.  Best bet is to Google Open  
> Firware to
> learn more about its Fourth language commands, or at least I think  
> it is
> Fourth...
> -Lars

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