Urgent Powerbook G3 Help Required

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by StevieD, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all Forum Users,

    I have a small problemet that some of you may be able to help with.
    I have a new Hard Disc(30Gb) for my G3 (Wallstreet) and before I fit it I want
    to erase the old Hard Disc(10Gb) before selling on. I try to boot from the OSX 10.2 CD No1. and part way thru' booting the screen dims and I cannot then see the prompts to enable me to continue so I can get to the Disc Utility application so that I may Partition the old Hard Disc. I can then swap out the Disc and perform a full clean OSX 10.2 install on my new disc.
    Can anyone please shine any light on my problem (No pun intended)

    Thanks in advance
    Stevie D.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    #2
    You could try booting from an OS 9 CD and use Drive Setup to write zeroes over the drive.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Hi Diamond Geezer,

    Thanks for the suggestion unfortunately I don't possess an OS9 System Disc.

    StevieD.
     
  4. macrumors 68040

    Macmaniac

    #4
    Try and find a friend who can loan one to you, or find a local mac shop.
     
  5. macrumors 603

    Mechcozmo

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    #5
    High-powered magnet. Not that hard to build your own electromagnet...
     

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