FireWire clamshell problem?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Nicknakashima, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. Nicknakashima macrumors newbie

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    So I got a free iBook G3 Clamshell. It is the Indigo model and it has FireWire. The only problem is that when i switched the hard drives out for a bigger one. Once I remembered that the bigger HD was actually dead, I put the original iBook one in. It doesn't detect a system folder and the HD doesn't look like it's being read or written to at all. So far I'm stuck right now with an iBook with no OS on it.
     
  2. bobesch macrumors 65816

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    You may get OS9 or OSX Panther or Tiger at MacintoshGarden to build a bootable DVD, if you don't have any original installation CDs/DVD.
     
  3. Nicknakashima thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How could I make it. This is my only PPC mac and how would I make it on an Intel iMac?
     
  4. bobesch macrumors 65816

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    Oh, I guess just download any image file and burn a bootable DVD...
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Just download the disk image and then use Disk Utility to burn the image to a CD or DVD. The fact that the burning is being done on an Intel Mac doesn't matter.
     
  6. bobesch macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for proving me right! I haven't actually done that before ... :D
     
  7. Nicknakashima thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, okay. I thought you needed the Mac OS 9 disk drivers to burn it
     

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