I have a Power Mac G4.
When I power it on, it goes to a screen with the "Broken Folder that blinks - no bootable device has been found" ----- per the symbols reference ----- http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT2674
Need to know if I should be able to boot the MAC with a DVD boot disk from an iMac. I have an iMac 10.6.2 OS disk, and an associated "applications disk"... shouldn't one of these 2 disks show up as bootable devices?
Is there any truth in that, the onboard battery on the Desktop motherboard, if dead, may keep the G4 from posting, or otherwise?
Is there a "BIOS" of some sort that can be accessed on the MAC machine; Power Mac G4...?
When I try to boot w/either disk, the OS disk, pressing "Options" during POST, of the Applications disk by pressing "D", I get the 2 icons on the display, on the left, a circular arrow for retry/search again, and on the right, a R-Arrow for listing boot devices, which lists nothing.
I have a Power Mac G4, it will not boot to the HDD's in the machine. I have not seen this machine boot before; the person who gave it to me years ago may have 'wiped' the HDD(s).