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Old May 27, 2008, 02:38 PM   #1
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Install Panther on iMac G3 333Mhz with broken CD Drive.

How can I do this? I have an iMac G3 @ 333Mhz with a broken CD Drive. I have a retail panther box with all of the disks. I have a MBP if that helps. Do I need to buy a new drive?
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Old May 29, 2008, 07:59 PM   #2
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Hmm.... Not really sure, but I guess you could try putting the G3 in Target Firewire mode [connect to MBP with firewire cable, restart the G3, and hold 'T' (I think :P) during boot], then insert the disk into the MBP, and when it tells you to select a disk/volume to install it on, just select the G3. Not 100% sure if that's gonna work, but it's probably worth a try. Hope that helps!
(p.s.: how'd you manage to break the disk drive? :P)
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Old Jun 27, 2008, 02:35 PM   #3
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This model does not have firewire. Anyway My dad's family has a train car for all of our storage and when I did a project on apple I got it out of storage. Then first 3 times it booted it sounded like a vacuum cleaner and the cd drive was going crazy. The cd drive still clicks.
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