iMac G3 boot from cd

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  1. roeiboot macrumors regular

    roeiboot

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    okay... here's the deal, i have a iMac G3 with OS 9.2 and in order to install iTunes (for use with my iPhone) i need OS X so i was told, well i have 2 OS X cd's.. for the last 45 minutes i have been trying every key combo found on the Internet and non let me start from cd, when i look in Startup Disk i only see iMac G3 and Network Disk, yet i know (pretty sure) the cd-rom drive work because when i try and open it it says it can't read the disk and only options are eject or initialize..

    any one have any idea what i could do/try ?!

    tks.
     
  2. Tower-Union macrumors 6502

    Tower-Union

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    I have a bad feeling about this, but here we go. . .

    What version of OS X are you trying to install?
     
  3. roeiboot thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Tower-Union macrumors 6502

    Tower-Union

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    What does it say on it? And look closesly, its usually there in really really fine print.
     
  5. roeiboot thread starter macrumors regular

    roeiboot

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    it's either 10.2 or 10.3, does it effect booting ?
     
  6. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

    Darth.Titan

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    You've got a G3 iMac that you want to use to sync an iPhone? Over USB 1.1? Syncing will take a week. Good luck with that.

    At any rate, make sure your CD drive is working. Do other CDs mount in OS 9? Also, if your install discs don't have a version number then they're bootlegs and may be defective. All legit OS X install discs have a version number.
     
  7. Tower-Union macrumors 6502

    Tower-Union

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    No it shouldn't affect booting, but the fact that it can't read the disk smacks of a higher version of OS X. Even so, I have to ask, doesn't iTunes require OS X 10.5 or 10.6 for iTunes 9?

    Yes, as user above me pointed out USB 1.1 to sync is a bad idea. . . perhaps its time to consider moving to a more powerful computer?
     
  8. roeiboot thread starter macrumors regular

    roeiboot

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    I don't really need it to sync, I want to use it to Jail Break it (if I'm allowed to say that) JB is not yet possible on Windows..
     
  9. Tower-Union macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure if we're allowed to discuss that on here so I won't give any direct links without moderator permission, but I can tell you that google is your friend :)
     
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