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  1. #1

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    Jan 09, 2007
    Unhappy iMac g3 indigo.. won't boot os9 cd
    Hey all,

    My first time here.. So hello all, nice to be here :d

    I've been having a look about the board for a solution to a problem, but wondered if anybody could shed some light on a boot problem i have with an elderly iMac g3 indigo.

    Basically I've tried zapping the pram, i am holding c down when trying to boot my os9 cd and all i get is a little icon with a '?' then a smiley face in an os 9 style blue/purple folder icon. This icon keeps continually flashing.

    The machine will however boot my os x cd and i can get into disc utility, but can't obviously install anything because i need to run the iMac firmware update.

    Ultimately I would like to use os x on to the machine.

    Incidentally I don't believe there is a problem with the HDD becuase the os x disc utility can erase and format the drive okay.

    Any ideas?

    Pram battery? logic board?


    Alex :headphone

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    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    Is the OS 9 CDROM a bootable disk?

    I would have to locate my disk to be sure, but I remember one of the disk is not bootable.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    Jan 04, 2005
    14" iBook G4 / 1,42Ghz / 1GB / 100Gb / Superdrive / 10.4.11
    Quote Originally Posted by rman View Post
    Is the OS 9 CDROM a bootable disk?
    In my experience, os9 is a bootable disc. Funny thing is, I was having problems booting from the OSX cd on my old g3, while the os9 was fine. I forget if those old iMacs can do target disk mode, but if you can't solve your cd problem, maybe you can use that.

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