|Oct 20, 2005, 01:16 PM||#1|
Reinstalling OS if you've lost the original disks...
OK so I've been a bit daft. A friend donated a second genereation iMac G3 blue to the communiyty orchestra I play with. Before she gave it to us she wiped the hard drive and then gave me all the disks in a nice plastic bag.
But I was in the middle of moving and have lost them.
So I borrowed disks from my sister who used to have an iMac and tried them.
I've tried the software restore CD (holding down the C key whilst it starts up) and the software install CD. But both have the same problem. A message saying address error, "turn off extensions by holding down the shift key when you restart" comes up.
Now if you restart do you hold down the shift key or the C key or both - which I've tried and doesn't work!
Any suggestions? Have I got the wrong disks? Should I be doing something else?
|Oct 20, 2005, 01:19 PM||#2|
OK so I've been even more stupid!
I've just managed to start up from the restore CD - I pressed shift until it told me the extensions were off and then I pressed C.
Who would have thought.....
|Oct 20, 2005, 01:44 PM||#3|
lol, I love these kinds of posts. the self answer.
iMac G5 Rev. B/20"/2Ghz/SuperDrive/1GB RAM/400GB HD/Mac OS X.4.11
Custom 2.4Ghz Core2Duo/1GB Ram/NVIDIA 7600
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