Problems installing 10.3 on 333 iMac and new 40 gig hd

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macintoshjosh, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. macintoshjosh macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2008
    I just upgraded the hard drive in my G3 iMac (333 MHz, 512 RAM, 40 GB). I partitioned the hard drive and successfully got through the CD 1. At the end, it says to restart the machine, which I do. It then boots off the CD and wants to start the installation over, not continue to CD 2. If I start to reinstall, I can see that only 5.7 of the 7GB partition is available, so it definitely installed something. And the installer sees that OS X is on there, since it offers to "upgrade" the OS, rather than install it. However, if I restart the computer with the HD selected as the startup disk, nothing happens. Sounds like I'm in an ugly loop. Anyone experience this?

    Thanks, Josh
  2. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    Choose a different start up disk from the menu after it's started from the CD.

    Did you update the firmware too?
  3. macintoshjosh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2008
    I did update the firmware a couple months ago when I installed 10.2. Would I need to run the firmware update again? By the way, I tried starting over with installing 10.2, and it does the same thing. So weird.


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