Powermac G3 350mhz Harddisk problem

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  1. baleno macrumors newbie

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    Powermac G3 350mhz Harddisk problem

    need to update firmware, but can not boot from the harddrive only the cdrom.
    How to boot from the hd, when It's not able update the firmware from the bootcd..
    Getting message startup volum is not writeable.

    When I change startup to my hd, it says CORRUPT HD.. Why??
    I have just format and veryfied the drive, and copied the full system folder into the first 6Gig of the HD

    60 gig hd split into 16 partitions so they not exced the 6gig limit..
    Is the Harddrive to Big???

    The only cd it let me boot with is MacOS 9.2.1 and osX.. Running fine but wont let me boot from the HD.
     
  2. joker2 macrumors 6502a

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    IIRC, the iMac 350MHz didn't suffer from the 6GB problem

    Actually, even with the "6GB" problem, you would have only needed to partition it twice, once into the first 6GB of physical space for the OS, and leave the rest as a large partition.

    Make sure you have your data backed up, and do an actual install of 9. Get the firmware update and run that once the actual install of 9 works. From there, you can do whichever install you need.
     
  3. baleno thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have tried this to, but when I have installed os 9 and change boot to the hd, I still getting the message corrupt hd..

    Is there another way to get the firmware update??
    without having os9 on the hd..
     

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