iMac cannot boot from any System Install cd
Posted on 2002-07-26
I have an ugly Flower Power iMac at work, and it will not boot from any System Install cd, including a retail OS 9.1 cd.
To further complicate the problem, this machine has been setup with passwords that no one remembers. (These are not a firmware passwords, but a multiuser password in OS 9.1) I've been able to bypass multiuser mode by holding shift (to turn off extensions) and then holding space, but I'm still prompted for the administrator password.
Any ideas about either booting from cd or bypassing the password protections?