Trouble with OS X

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  1. Franks21 macrumors newbie

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    I have an old G3 iMac snow which is running the original OS X not jaguar or anythign. I recently(couple months ago) tried to install mandrake linux on it but after a problem with not being able to get the screen size right on the install screen for hte linux i retardedly tried to do the instalation basically without seeing or being able to use my mouse or read the text. And well i got as far as the formating of the hard drive before i seriously messed up the computer. Now when i try to run OS X again i can get into the blue screen that says its loading everything but after that is done it just stays a blank blue screen and nothign else happens. I tried putting in the OS X install cd that came with it and the restore cd but nothign happened.:confused: :confused: What can i do to fix it. thanks a million :(

    Nick
     
  2. pyrotoaster macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like you need to reformat your hard drive and do a clean installation of OS X (and I seriously think you should move up from the buggy 10.0 release).
     
  3. Franks21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how can i format the hard drive without going into the operating system. Thanks yea i am thinking about it now
     
  4. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Don't you just need to insert the CD, then reboot while holding the "C" key? Is this all you're asking?
     
  5. NusuniAdmin macrumors 6502a

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    You should not have tried to install linux on it without knowing exactly how to do it. Period.

    The last person was correct just hold c with the install cd in (may take a while to load....especially on a computer with only a 24x drive) and then do disk util or select the drive to reformat in the install.

    Heres a bit of os x history:
    10.0 - Cheetah
    10.1 - Puma
    10.2 - Jaguar
    10.3 - Panther
    10.4 - Tiger

    I noticed you did not put a os ver so im guessing your using cheetah.
     
  6. Franks21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks im working on it now get back to u later
     
  7. Franks21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    welll i tried it and it worked when i put the system restore cd in it formattted the hard drive and then it said to put the second restore cd in and when i did that it didnt recognize it so i tried a bunch of cds and none of them worked. I tried restarting it and it doesnt work now. All that comes up it a grey screen witht he old school mac on it and a spinning cursor in the top left corner.
     

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