OSX Install

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  1. magarwal1217 macrumors newbie

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    Hi. I am currently running a iMac G3 350 mHz with a DVD-rom. It has 9.1 and the current firmware (4.1.9) installed. When in OS9, I click the OSX install, and it gives me a button to restart to install. I restart, but the CD spits right out, and then OS9 quickly boots. I have tried holding down 'c' during restart, but no go. How can I get OSX installed on this if this problem keeps occurring? Is there any way to fix it/ get OSX installed. And yes, I have legitimate CDs for 10.3 (Panther).

    Thanks.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    When you say the CDs are legitimate, did they come in their own box or did they come with another machine? Is the iMac running the latest firmware?
     
  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    He said he had firmware rev 4.1.9 installed, which is the last version IIRC. Also, IIRC, not having 4.1.9 installed does not prevent the OSX installer from working, but does prevent the Mac from booting thereafter (I recall quite a few iMac owners getting caught in that trap). If these are full install disks and not restore disks from another Mac, then I don't see why it wouldn't work, unless the drive or the disk is bad.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah sorry, I missed that. I need to wake up. :eek:
     
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  6. magarwal1217 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I don't know about the drive, since everytime I restart, it spits out the CD/DVD in the drive, thus not allowing me to use a CD as a startup disk. And the discs are the retail versions.
     
  7. magarwal1217 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried unplugging the Ide cable from the HDD, and it boot from cd and I get gray apple logo, but then thats as far as it goes b/c HDD unattached. I attached the HDD again and rebooted, and it just booted into OS 9 again.
     
  8. magarwal1217 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh and when I try to run the fw updater, it says I have 4.1.9f1 already installed and don't need 4.1.9
     
  9. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Do you know if the optical drive is good? Can you use it for anything else?
     
  10. ctango macrumors member

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    Is that model of iMac able to boot to firewire target mode? You could install OS X from another mac to yours via target mode, then troubleshoot the CD / DVD player issues separately.


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