Need help with a G3 B&W and OS 9

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Drift3r, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. Drift3r macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2003
    San Fran, Ca USA
    Hello folks I am having problems in installing OS 9 on G3 B&W. All I get when I boot the CD is a white folder with a question mark and then it freezes up. Now this G3 had OS-X on it but I need to install 9 to get classic support. Oh yeah the cd for OS 9 is labeled iMac and I was wondering if this was the problem or does this not make a difference ? Is there any kind of work around I could use to get classic support ?
  2. Macette macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2002
    if the installation CD is an iMac CD, then it won't work. So you'll need a different CD. It's also possible that you formatted the drive without checking the "OS 9 bootable" option - in which case, you'll need to use the OS X install CD, reformat your drive (make sure you backup first - this erases everything), and check the OS 9 support box.

    good luck.

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