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    Problem Installing OS X on G3
    I've been having trouble trying to install OSX on a G3 Imac. When I try to boot off cd it crashes and when I try to install from the cd after its booted in OS9 it give me an error message that says "Startup disk was unable to select the install cd as the startup disk (-2)." OS9 and the firmware are all updated.

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    iBeldar's Avatar
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    Apr 11, 2006
    Douglasville, GA
    '11 Macbook Pro i5 2.3 GHZ, 4GB, 10.10.4
    Put in the OSX CD and turn it on, once you hear the chime, hold down the Option Key. It will come to a blue screen and it will show any bootable drives, including bootable CDs. If the OSX CD doesn't come up, then either your drive is bad or the CD is corrupt. If both are good, then it should go right into the setup.
    - Richard

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    BlindingLights's Avatar
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    Feb 17, 2006
    iMac 17" Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz 512 MB Ram 128 vRAM 60GB HD
    or hold "c" instead, that boots from teh cd.
    the back of our computer looks better than the front of theirs

    Quote Originally Posted by Super_boy22
    i can store many dvds on 1 floppy so it's essential to me

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