G3 won't boot from Harddrive

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by seamuskrat, Nov 28, 2003.

  1. seamuskrat macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2003
    New Jersey USA
    I am having a hell of a timw with my G3 computer. Its a beige G3.
    I have valid harddrive partitions that boot to other macs with firewire case. But I cannot get the G3 to boot from the internal hard drives.
    I get an cannot find HFS partition or Can't OPEN error.
    When booting from from Jaguar CD I can instal and repair just fine, so the harddrive does work.

    Any thoughts?
  2. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604


    May 4, 2002
    Go Vegan
    I know the older G3s cannot boot into Mac OS X on a Hard Drive if is not in the first 8GB of the Disk. I had a problem like that so I made a 20 GB parition for my installation of Jaguar. Worked fine.

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