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A weard issue is happining with my iMac. I can sussessfully boot off a Mac OS 9 Disk but a 10.3 disk WILL NOT BOOT AT ALL. even running the Install OS X program on the disk Even setting it as the first boot device, it just wont start

Why wont it boot
 

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What exactly are you trying to do ... upgrade from OS 9 to Panther? Have you OS 9.2.2 installed along with the necessary Firmware Upgrade if applicable? Have you a Retail Version of Panther or a Model Specific Software Restore disc? The latter won't work on any other Mac except the one it was released with.
 

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What exactly are you trying to do ... upgrade from OS 9 to Panther? Have you OS 9.2.2 installed along with the necessary Firmware Upgrade if applicable? Have you a Retail Version of Panther or a Model Specific Software Restore disc? The latter won't work on any other Mac except the one it was released with.
nope its retail OS X

yes i have 9.2.2
yes im trying to upgrade from 9 to X even when i didnt have 9 it still did not boot

Firmware is 4.1.9f1
 

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What are the specs of your mac
 

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Ok i tryed booting the X CD From Open Firmware using the boot cd:,\\:tbxi command and i get this weard screen of information pop up (on a OS 9 Disk it says somthing about loading ELF and just loads like normal)

loading XCOFF

tsize=24000 dsize=2000 bsize=3a000 entry=5616f78
SECTIONS:
.text 05600000 05600000 00024000 000000d4
.data 05624000 05624000 00002000 000240d4
.bss 05626000 05626000 0003a000 00000000
loading .text

CLAIM failed
ok
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no one knows :(

well could it be a bad logic board. how can i test it. i lost the test disk and i dont feel like forking money for a disk that says your comp is broke or not
 
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