First of all I can spell iMac, that's about it...
A friend handed me his Blue iMac model # 5521 (I think thats a G3).
It had 1 dimm 512Mb Ram 1 dimm 128Mb
I removed the 128 stick to get rid of a mis-match if that was the cause.
Here is the issue
Takes about 3 minutes to get to the log in screen
Enter his user ID and password
Waited overnight and its still not logged in.
All I want to do is recover the data so he can wipe the OS and start over.
Here is what I would like to try.
Boot to a Live Linux CD (Ubuntu for PPC).
How do I get it to boot to the CD?
If you know a better way...
Points to whoever give the best way that works to get data from drive...