Question mark folder on my iMac tangerine
I picked up a tangerine-coloured iMac (333mhz) recently to play around with it. It was working fine when I got it, it had a 6 gig or so hard drive and 128 megs of ram or so.
I opened it up and replaced the hard drive with a wd200 (western digital 20 gig ide).
I erased the hard drive and made 2 partitions (5 and 15 gigs) and installed panther on the 5 gig partition. It installed without any problems. When it rebooted, however, I got the question mark folder.
I tried holding down c with the panther cd in the drive and tried the various repair options like repair permissions and repair disk etc just to see if it would do something. Tried rebooting again but still can't get past the qmf.
I was pretty sure I set the hard drive jumper thing to master. Can I eliminate that as a possible problem since the installer recognized the drive, i was able to format it, and leopard installed? I just don't know if it's worth spending time fiddling with the jumpers or if that couldn't be why I'm getting the qmf.
As for the firmware update I've read about, I went to the apple website but I think I needed mac os 9 just to install the update, which I don't have... It came to me with panther on it, I just wanted to put a newer hard drive in it so it wouldn't crap out on me.. it's definitely an ide hard drive and i'm almost positive it's the right kind for the system.