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    How to boot from CD?
    Im trying to install OSX onto a BW powermac G3. How do I get it to boot from cd, it doesnt have an OS on it right now. I tried holding c but that didnt work.

    EDIT: ok i can boot from cd now, but the intstaller isnt seeing my hard drive. it sees it in the partitioner but when i have to select a destination for the install it only shows a cd rom drive. it wont let me partition it either because it says the partition is in use, which i dont understand

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    Ok Im having another go at this, and I need help quickly. I am holding c but the screen just stays grey for a long time then boots into mac os9.1, and yes the osx cd is in.

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    I know that technically you shouldn't have to, but I have heard that some B&W's still needing OS X to be installed on the first 8GB in order to work.
    Try making a partition of 7.5 GB and then try to install OS X on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D3v1L80Y
    I know that technically you shouldn't have to, but I have heard that some B&W's still needing OS X to be installed on the first 8GB in order to work.
    Try making a partition of 7.5 GB and then try to install OS X on it.
    It has a 6gb drive in it. Im going to try it on a 20gb next, but it wont matter if i cant boot into the installer.

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