Need your advice about an old machine

Discussion in 'iMac' started by midge99, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. midge99 macrumors newbie

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    I just acquired a purple iMac G3. It's a PowerPC G3 processor, 333mhz. The current OS is 9.2. I want to do SOMETHING with this machine, but haven't got a clue where to start. I believe it's a 10gig hard drive, so maybe I turn it into a juke box of sorts? Is there anyway I could get ATLEAST panther going on this baby? If nothing else, how do I burn factory settings disks? Any help/suggestions would be great!

    -C
     
  2. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

    CRAZYBUBBA

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    Your computer will take upto 512 mb of ram and a 120 gb hd.

    the 350mhz model takes 1 gb of ram.

    Yes, it will run panther. I have one and will put on panther in a week.
     
  3. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

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    I think you will have to partition the drive such that the first partition is 8gb or less and that you install on that one. Unless something's changed with newer versions of os X. Some kind of limitation with the oldworld ROM. Low end mac would probably tell you.
     
  4. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

    CRAZYBUBBA

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    Yes, He's right. I forgot to add more info about partitioning/ updating and upgrading.

    here is a link that has everything that you need.

    Click here
     
  5. davedecay macrumors member

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    Yes, first partition of 7.45 GB or less and the rest for the 2nd.
    Won't boot from a larger partition. 8 GB is sometimes too large depending on the drive, so slightly smaller is safer.

    http://lowendmac.com/imacs/imac-d.shtml
     

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