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    MrPencil
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    G3 OS 9.1 ans OS X problems please help me
    My G3 is running on OS9.1 and I have OSX that I want to install over 9. When I put the OSX cd in my G3 then restart the machine, OSX gets to the screen where it tells me that it is preparing the installation, then the next thing I see is the screen goes black, and I get the message that the installer has unexpectedly quit (error 0)

    Also if I boot to OS 9 I get a folder icon with a flashing ? then the happy mac face, then the ? then the happy mac face, then the computer starts. Please help me, I am new to this and I really want to get started with my computer on the right foot. Thanks.

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    I am having problems please help!!!
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    My first guess would be that your system disk is going bad.

    Hopefully some one else may shed some light on this
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    MrPencil
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    You mean my hard drive?

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    I am having problems please help!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPencil
    You mean my hard drive?
    Yes .
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    MrPencil
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    oh... and i just bought this. hmmm. i will have to try another hard drive. Thank you for your help. I do appreciate it alot.

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    MrPencil
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    ok, i installed a different hard drive that I have that currently has windows on it. I then put in the OS X cd, and I got the same error. The installation has unexpectedly quit. (error 0) now I know nothing is bad with this other hard drive, because I just bought it not that long ago, and windows installed on it fine, and it worked. I have no idea what could be wrong, and I only have so much time to return this Mac, so I need to find out if the problem is the computer or something else.

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    I am having problems please help!!!

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    You can't just take a disk that has windows and put it into an apple machine
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    I am having problems please help!!!
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    When you had the other disk installed, did you have problem booting OS 9?
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    MrPencil
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    when i booted to os 9.1, there was an icon of a folder with a ? then it went to the icon with the happy mac, then the icon of the ? then back to the happy mac icon. After this the computer booted with no problem.

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    I am having problems please help!!!
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    Which G3 are trying to install OS X on?
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    MrPencil
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    it is a blue and white G3 tower with 400 mhz, 128 mb ram

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    I am having problems please help!!!
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    You can't just take a disk that has windows and put it into an apple machine
    Sure you can. :mac: The 20 GB drive that I installed in my G3 AIO was donated from a Windows machine by my brother. I just installed it, booted from the CD, and formatted the drive.
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    MP007
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPencil
    My G3 is running on OS9.1 and I have OSX that I want to install over 9. When I put the OSX cd in my G3 then restart the machine, OSX gets to the screen where it tells me that it is preparing the installation, then the next thing I see is the screen goes black, and I get the message that the installer has unexpectedly quit (error 0)

    Also if I boot to OS 9 I get a folder icon with a flashing ? then the happy mac face, then the ? then the happy mac face, then the computer starts. Please help me, I am new to this and I really want to get started with my computer on the right foot. Thanks.


    I had what sounds like exactly the same problem. Still have not been able to solve it. Did you? I think you have to update what they call the 'firmware'.

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    I am having problems please help!!!
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    Have you tried reformatting the disk (i.e. wiping it clean) and then installing?

    You could do this by hooking it up to a working mac or PC and formatting it there.
    I personally don't think it's a firmware issue, if this is a stock machine, but maybe check the downloads section at apple.com for relevant downloads...

    Only other issue I could think of is bad RAM, but I'm not sure if this is how it would manifest itself.

    Are you using aftermarket RAM?

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    MrPencil
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    I solved my problem. The disk I had was no good. I exchanged it for a new one, (he os x disk) and the problem is solved. my G3 has 128 mb apple ram, and 128 mb aftermarket ram, and it has been running smooth with no problems now.

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