Getting OSX back on iMac G3

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  1. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

    SuperCompu2

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    Hi Guys

    I was over my friends house last night, when I attempted to show him the old OS 9.2 on his G3 iMac. When I selected the boot disk, I restarted. When It came back up, the flashing floppy with the question mark came up. Is there any way to select the OSX boot sector without using a system disk? (i dont have mine available right now)?

    Thanks
     
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    We tried it, and it didnt work.

    Is it looking in the wrong place? (remember, i selected the 9.2 boot disk to start to)

    Will I still need my Panther disk to set it right?
     
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    Try holding 'Option' during startup. I think my 'X' trick worked at one time, but I think that was with 10.2 in other words, that method is looong gone.
     
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    Well, the tip worked, but in the wrong way.

    You see, it selected the Macintosh HD, but it didnt find the OSX install on it because it's still looking for the 9.2 install.

    I was looking for a way for it to select the different installs to boot from, seeing as the 9.2 install is obviously corrupted.

    I'm still gonna need a system disk aren't I?
     

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