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    Dagster's Avatar
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    Flower Power imac G3 600MHz, 1GB sdram, Panther 10.3.9
    imac g3... it's alive... & now wireless!
    I'm bringing my flower power imac back to life. All working fine on
    10.3.9. Going wireless was next stage so airport card & adaptor got
    from ebay. Installed in seconds & working 1st time... God, I love
    macs

    Question is, do I install software update 4.2? Having got it working I
    don't want to mess things up. Do I need previous updates? Not having
    the ol' gal running since the last ever panther update & never being wireless
    until now, I can't remember if I ever downloaded airport updates
    before. (btw firmware on card is 9.52)

    Any advice much appreciated.

    Dagster
    falling in love again with Flower Power imac g3
    Nurse! Pass the rum...

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    I think if it's running fine as is, then don't meddle!
    Try my custom Mac Forums Search Engine: Mac Forums Google Search

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    You could update your iMac's OS to 10.4 (10.4.11).

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Dagster's Avatar
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    Flower Power imac G3 600MHz, 1GB sdram, Panther 10.3.9
    Quote Originally Posted by Kevriano View Post
    I think if it's running fine as is, then don't meddle!
    yeah true... but just feeling I want the best for the ol' gal
    An updated & secure mac is a happy mac, no? Which begs the question...
    Do I move to Tiger?
    Nurse! Pass the rum...

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    Dagster's Avatar
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    Flower Power imac G3 600MHz, 1GB sdram, Panther 10.3.9
    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    You could update your iMac's OS to 10.4 (10.4.11).

    - Nick
    that does seem to be the general consensus... now to negotiate getting hold of tiger cd's as "Florence" is a slot loading cd-rw...

    Dagster
    no, naming your mac isn't sad... is it?
    Nurse! Pass the rum...

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    27" 5K iMac, 3.3GHz, 256GB Flash Storge, 16GB memory and OS X.11.3.
    Good luck as they are like hens teeth Tiger on CDs. Whilst Flo may be a slot loader, most had combo drives that can read, and install, from a DVD OS disc.

    What does Apple System profiler have to say about the burner?

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    Dagster's Avatar
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    Flower Power imac G3 600MHz, 1GB sdram, Panther 10.3.9
    flo's vitals;

    MAT****A CD-RW CW-7121:

    Manufacturer: MAT****A
    Model: MAT****A CD-RW CW-7121
    Revision: AH36
    Serial Number:
    Drive Type: CD-RW
    Disc Burning: Apple Supported/Shipped
    Removable Media: Yes
    Detachable Drive: No
    Protocol: ATAPI
    Unit Number: 1
    Socket Type: Internal

    me thinks no way jose to dvd direct although through firewire drive..?
    now there's an option...
    Nurse! Pass the rum...

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    Think Firewire is much more likely than finding those elusive Tiger CDs. They were an exchange program from Apple for folk with these machines to enjoy Tiger which is what makes them so scarce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagster View Post
    flo's vitals;

    me thinks no way jose to dvd direct although through firewire drive..?
    now there's an option...
    All you need to do to test your G3 iMac to see if it will read DVD's...is simply insert a "movie" DVD. If it reads a movie DVD...it should read an OS install DVD.

    Hope this helps,

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Good luck as they are like hens teeth Tiger on CDs.
    Or "chickens with lips"...

    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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