IMAC G3 333 OS 9 Reinstall

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by collinmac, May 1, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    Hey guys,

    I am having an issue reinstalling OS 9 after installing 10.2.

    I love OSX but want to reinstall OS 9 on this machine, i've tried booting from the IMAC OS 9 restore cd, but it just gives me a smiling folder then a ?, the disc is viewable in OS X and the drive is bootable.

    Do I need to wipe the hard drive before I can boot to the OS 9 disc?
    I've cleared PRAM and cleared the nvram.

    Thanks
     
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    Darth.Titan

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    #2
    Sounds like you may be trying to boot from a 9.1 upgrade CD. IIRC some macs from that era came with a 9.0.1 install disc, and a 9.1 upgrade CD. The upgrade disk wasn't bootable.
    Do you have the original restore CDs for the iMac?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    yeah, that was it. found the bootable discs and i'm good to go

    thanks
     

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