ibook g3 won't boot from panther cd

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by cai876, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I bought some panther cd's to install panther on my g3, the ibook sees the cd fine and i can select to boot from it (from the desktop), the ibook restarts but doesn't boot from the cd. I have tried holding C down and when i press alt down it gives me a choice of the cd or hard drive, i select the cd, the cd drive turnes for a few seconds and then it just goes back to the choice of cd or hdd choice.
    The cd's aren't original ones because i asked the seller if I could have them on a cd (no dvd drive) and he gave me what looks like copied cd's (i have legally bought the serial number) but he said they would be ok.
    Does anyone know how I can get panther on my ibook?

    It's a 500mhz 12" ibook, with cd drive running mac os 9.2
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    techound1

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    There's your problem - the copies of the boot cds.

    Apple doesn't do the serial numbers for OS discs so I'm not sure what you're talking about there.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    Windows user trying to be slick by with bootleg OS disks and having issues, then getting caught up in a small technicality when probing for help. :D

    Buy some real Apple disks, and solve your issue. :)
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes i have more experience with windows and i have never installed an operating system. so have i been scamed then from allmac.com?
    http://allmac.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=5_10003&products_id=6911 that is what i bought with the 9.99 panther discs. the reason i bought it was because it said this "If you are looking to upgrade your G3, G4 or G5 computer, this is the software for you. Compatible w ANY Mac that has built-in Firewire. "


    the reason i thought that there were serials is because there are what looks to be serials printed on the some of the disks


    please don't accuse me of stealing mac os x because i really haven't.
     

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