Install Panther on external?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dvince2, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. dvince2 macrumors 6502

    dvince2

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    Hey everyone
    I've acquired a rev A bondi blue iMac G3 (the one in my sig... which doesn't have fire wire). It has a 4GB drive in it that has Panther on it and everything is great... but the CD drive is broken. In that I paid $15 for the computer, and that its over a decade old, I really don't want to put money in to getting a new drive.

    I do, however, want to upgrade the hard drive from 4GB to 80GB. I have a spare IDE drive, and a firewire case. Can I plug the hard drive into my iMac G4 and re-install panther on to it? Then just take the 80Gig drive out of the case and install it into the iMac?
     
  2. dvince2 thread starter macrumors 6502

    dvince2

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    *bump*
    Ok... now i really need help.
    I attempted to do what i described above. Hwever, it won't let me select the firewire drive attached to my G4 as a place to install Panther, as it "Can't be booted from"

    any suggestions? please help!
     
  3. ADent macrumors 6502a

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    Inst't there some sort of 8GB limit for the bootable partion on early Macs and Mac OSX's?

    Yes you should be able to build a bootable FireWire disk.
     

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