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

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    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

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    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

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    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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