CD Boot to install hangs

Warren Block wblock at
Mon May 16 14:34:22 UTC 2011

On Mon, 16 May 2011, Polytropon wrote:

> On Sun, 15 May 2011 17:28:18 -0700, Alexander Lardner <linuxtux37 at> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am re-asking as it's rather urgent.
>> I have burned a CD of PowerPC 8.2 to install on my old iMac G3.
>> It boots, but it stops at the line that reads:
>> acd0: DVDROM <MATSHITADVD-ROM SR-8184/AA32> at ata0-slave UDMA33
>> What the heck does that mean, and why does it get stuck?
> This line is the kernel message identifying the optical
> drive of your iMac, which is connected to the 1st ATA
> controller as slave drive (and I assume the master drive
> will be the hard disk, watch for "ad0" message).
>> More importantly, how do I fix it?
> I'm not sure, I sadly don't own iHardware. Maybe check
> cables of optical drive?

It could be the next step that is a problem, whatever comes after the CD 
device detection on a G3.  On i386, that includes launching other 
processors and USB device detection.

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