imac - bondi blue - fresh install not booting

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by nigelt, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. nigelt macrumors newbie

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    Apr 6, 2006
    #1
    Ok the story so far
    iMac g3 233
    20gb harddrive (3 equal partitions)
    192mb ram

    info thingie
    rom revision $77d.45f6
    bootrom version 3.0.f2
    macOS rom version 3.6


    I upgraded the old harddrive to a "new" 20gb harddrive,
    I initalised and partitioned the harddrive
    then i set about installing os 9.01 on it it all installed fine (apart from a problem with airport?) then i rebooted and got a flashing folder and question mark,
    I rebooted using the install cd and everything appeared to be where it should on the harddrive so i set the startup disk in the control panel,

    when that didn't work i tried
    resetting the pram thing
    ----re-install the whole shooting box

    after about an hour i got grumpy and installed osX v10 on the harddrive in addition to os9, and the exact same thing happened, it installed fine but after reboot i get the flashing question mark thing

    Updating firmware has been suggested, BUT when I installed osX it didn't protest about so i assume it was OK

    Any help would be appreciated
     
  2. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

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    Jun 4, 2005
    #2
    you are supposed to upgrage firmware to latest when, upgrading to osx, or it could reck your machine apparently
     
  3. nigelt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apr 6, 2006
    #3
    I know that now

    Ok false alarm misread the harddrive jumper now its booting OK,

    How do i tell my firmware version as os9 isn't installed, well it is but it's os9.0 and i can't boot into it
     
  4. bigwreck macrumors newbie

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    Jan 5, 2002
    #4
    8GB Max size

    Im pretty sure I had the same issue years ago. The boot partition shouldnt be bigger than 8GB.
     

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