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IMAC G3 333 OS 9 Reinstall

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

  1. macrumors member

    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.

  2. macrumors 68030


    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. macrumors member

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


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