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Mac Specs: MacBook: 2GHz, 2GB RAM, 120GB HD; PowerTower Pro (300MHz G3 clone): 608MB RAM, 10GB HD

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Originally Posted by phatts50
ok, so i inherited this old g3 that was running OS 8.5 and i found an upgrade to 8.6 online. i upgraded and now it says that my usb mouse (running off of a usb card, pci most likely) cannot be used because it requires too much power... so my question is:

If I get a copy of OS X, will the computer boot straight from the cd or would I have to find a serial or PS/2 mouse to use to set the startup disk to the OS X cd?

Specs for the G3:

300MHz processor
30Gig hdd

Thanks all.
If your G3 has no built in USB ports, you should be able to use an ADB (apple desktop bus) mouse. These can be had cheap on ebay. then you can install updated USB extensions or drivers for the card or the usb mouse or whatever. If your G3 has built in USB ports, try those.

good luck.
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