[olug] OT: Mac G4 woes

Dave Thacker dthacker9 at cox.net
Sun Dec 23 23:43:11 UTC 2007

My son's G4 will boot to the install CD, but will not recognize the IDE hard 
drive.  When I run system diagnostics I get no errors, but when I run 
hardware profiler, I don't see an IDE interface.  I think that's probably not 
a good thing:  Questions
1) Will the interface appear as IDE in System Diagnostics?
2) Is there a BIOS I can get into to check whether the IDE interface is 
2) If the IDE port is dead, can I put a SCSI card in?
3) Are there any diag iso's I can download to further pinpoint the trouble?

TIA.  Dave

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