I'd like to boot System 7 native on my iMac G3

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  1. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Hola Muchachos!


    But seriously, I've got an iMac G3 400mhz Blueberry that doesn't actually taste like blueberry. I would like to be able to boot natively into System 7, meaning when I turn it on it makes the old Macintosh sound and asks me to insert a disk.

    If not able to do that, what's the most fool-proof way to emulate it and where can I find roms?
     
  2. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    i nominate you for the most interesting macrumors forum person award
     
  3. ewilson6 macrumors 6502

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    unless you can cram an intel core duo motherboard in your muffin then you are out of luck.

    400 mhz g3 processors died in 1998...y2k passed us and it is now 2009 FYI.

    --Eric
     
  4. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Am I the only one that doesn't know what this guy is talking about. Intel processors dont even support os 9 not even to mention os 7. PowerPC chips however...
     
  5. P Mentior macrumors regular

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    He probably thought the OP meant Windows 7 not Mac OS7
     
  6. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    yeah, I was wondering if the OP wants to take shortcuts why wouldn't he just wrote OS :)
     
  7. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    The minimum operating system for the iMac G3 was system 8.

    The startup sound is stored in ROM, so even if you could somehow get it to boot on System 7, it wouldn't change the startup chime.

    I don't know of any emulator for a 601-604 PPC. There is one for the Mac Plus, but that will only take you to 6.0.8.

    The best solution would be to pick up something like a PM 6100. They are very inexpensive. If you don't already have System 7, I believe Apple still has 7.5.3 available for download (19 floppies worth :) ).
     
  8. MrCheeto thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Grawsyass pal!

    I'll go trade up for a Macintosh or SE quick! They're rather popular on de cregzliz.

    If not, I've got emulators ^.^ oh jebus
     
  9. ewilson6 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah silly me I thought he meant windows 7. I've never ever heard of anybody wanting to go back 13 years to run an outdated OS on an even more outdated blueberry muffin.

    --Eric
     
  10. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Pretty cool, really. :)

    Nowadays it's far easier to expect Windows 7 to run on a Mac than System 7.

    Times have changed, my friends. :apple:
     
  11. MrCheeto thread starter macrumors 68030

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  12. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Cool!
    But, it will get harder and harder to get a System 7 compatible Mac as time goes on. :apple:
     
  13. MrCheeto thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Don't I know it. I guess I'm stuck working on their *shivers* Macintosh LC's :eek:
     
  14. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    How about getting a cute little Color Classic?
     

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  16. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Not nice..?? :confused:

    I have one just because it's cute!
     
  17. Hilmi Hamidi macrumors 6502

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    Classic iMac is still looking classy even for today's standard.
    Don't forget this thing have made Apple rose from the dead in 1998.
     

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