Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Archive > Archives of Old Posts > Macintosh Computers

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Aug 6, 2004, 01:33 AM   #1
macrumors newbie
Join Date: Aug 2004
Cannot boot up

I have a beige G3 that I would like to get to run for use by my younger kids. Cannot boot up from OSX 10.3 install CD. Keep on getting gray screen with question mark and floppy icon. Tried restart while holding down C and also while holding down command option P and R through two and three tones.

Anyone have any ideas on how I can get this G3 to boot off the CD instead of looking for the floppy?
spardi is offline   0
Old Aug 6, 2004, 01:34 AM   #2
Sun Baked
macrumors G5
Sun Baked's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Stop the "Cannot boot up" virus please...

This thread looks like this one. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=83151
Sun Baked is offline   0
Old Aug 6, 2004, 01:42 AM   #3
macrumors 6502
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Chucktown, SC
You cannot boot from a CD in OSX the way you could in OS9. If you are attempting to install OSX, I don't believe the beige models are compatible with OSX.

I wish I knew specifics, but all I remember is my friend who owned one of the last of the beige boxes cursing Apple when 10.0 came out because, for some reason, it was not compatible with her machine.

Good luck, but I think you have to stick to OS 9.x
SuperChuck is offline   0

MacRumors Forums > Archive > Archives of Old Posts > Macintosh Computers

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mid-2010 MBP can't boot anymore. Boot screen with progress bar David2144 MacBook Pro 2 Oct 23, 2014 06:33 AM
Ran Repair Disk on Boot Camp partition and Windows won't boot sneak3 Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac 0 May 26, 2014 08:22 AM
Snow leopard boot disk from hard drive wont boot in LION shuweb Mac OS X 10.7 Lion 4 Dec 23, 2012 11:57 PM
2011 iMac will not boot past white screen, ignores all boot options Glass! iMac 8 Oct 2, 2012 04:46 PM
Boot problem question - lion boot recovery dvd disk cool11 Mac OS X 10.7 Lion 5 Jun 1, 2012 03:52 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:34 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2015, MacRumors.com, LLC