Help With Os9/ Os X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Mac King, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. Mac King macrumors newbie

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    I have a G3 that I was trying to upgrade from OS 9.2 to OS X 3 (Panther).
    Everytime I put the Install CD in, I got an error message that the "startup
    disk was unable to select the install cd as the startup disk (-2)"

    I tried to point the control panel startup disk to the cd, but although I
    could see it, it wouldn't let me highlight it.

    Online, I got advice to "create a "System Disk2" folder and copy OS X
    Install CD tp it. Then, alledgelly, I could switch from OS 9 to OS X

    Well, did that. Now machine boots to "Apple" screen and stays there. Try to
    reboot system with Panther cd inside and hold "C: at bootup, but to no
    avail.

    How can I correct this, either by installing OSX or going back? Don't have
    my original OS 9 disk, but even with it, will machine "see" it?

    HELP!!

    Thanks!

    BTW,

    If I use another "Panther" dvd that came with my Mac Mini, and hold down the
    "C", it will start to boot to that, but get the message "Can't load bundled
    software".

    If I hold down "C" at reboot with standard "Panther" cd, nothing happens,
    still get chromed apple and nothing else.
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Oct 21, 2003
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #2
    Before you go any further, is your firmware up to date on the G3? This is critical to installing OS X on a G3. Once that's done, try again and post back to this thread if you have troubles..

    Apple's list of available firmware updates.
     
  3. Mac King thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    I checked the firmware update and it says that my firmware is up to date. So what should I do now?
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #4
    Where did you get this install CD for Panther? Is it a generic installer from Apple? What kind of G3 is this?
     

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