A question about my old G3/400 Imac...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by deceptichop, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. deceptichop macrumors regular

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    Greetings fellow Mac fanatics,

    Here is my question. I have one of those old Imac's. I do not have the original install disc :(

    I can not get to my desktop anymore. All I get is the Apple logo before the desktop displays with this error message: "Disk OS 3; I/O Error"

    since I do not have the original disc OR Disk Warrior, how can I get to my desktop?

    Thank you in advance
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    It sounds like your hard disk has died. You can get the original disks from Apple; they're called fulfillment disks.
     
  3. armoguy94 macrumors 6502

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    You should consider Ubuntu as your next OS! Hundreds of people use their old G3 iMacs for Ubuntu now, because Ubuntu is still continuing to support PPC, and it will run much faster than OS X on your old system.
     
  4. Airforcekid macrumors 65816

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    Where can I download that can it be a dual boot like bootcamp?
     
  5. deceptichop thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the reply Old Wiz. An idiot disclaimer here, but is the Hard disk and the hard drive the same thing?

    And i just looked it up, the fullfillment disks are $40 from Apple. These are just replacements if you lost your original install discs right?

    thanks

    Thanks for the reply Armoguy. I just Googled the Ubuntu. So its a free OS that is better than the Tiger I currently have on it???
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    hard disk == hard drive.

    The fulfillment disks are the same as your original discs.
     
  7. deceptichop thread starter macrumors regular

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    awesome! Thank you for your wisdom Old Wiz :)
     

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