Question regarding an imac g3 trayloader hard drive

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Bfat567, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Bfat567 macrumors 6502

    Bfat567

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    Hi all, im a fairly new mac user,ive received a iMac 333mhz tray loader, ive upgraded the ram to 384mb no issues,but i put an 80gb ide drive in it and then went threw the firmware and typed mac-boot and booted off of cd (jaguar) but when i get to the choose destination drive section of install theres no drives shown. ive got tons of drives laying around,how do i make the 80 work or what else should i try?

    thanks for your time :eek:

    bill
     
  2. ADent macrumors 6502a

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    Is the drive cable fully seated.

    Did you set the jumpers for master?

    Did you parition it using the right scheme (Apple Parition Scheme)?

    Did you format the partitions - presumably HFS+ with journaling, non-case sensitive?

    Can you see the drive in Firewire Target Mode (if that machine has Firewire)?

    Can you see the drive attached to another computer?
     
  3. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

    iMJustAGuy

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    well i know the "newer" versions of the g3 can only accept up to either 80 or 120 Gb's so it may very well be that the first g3's cant accept that big of a hd.
     
  4. Bfat567 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Bfat567

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    Thank you both for your time.

    1. yes fully seated
    2.yes jumper is on master/single drive
    3.i dont know how on mac
    4.no firewire its a trayloader
    5.yes i can see in my g4

    so now the question is how do i format the drive with no operating system?
     
  5. Bfat567 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Bfat567

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    Ok i got it and 10.2 is installing as i type. I booted the 8.6 cd then used drive utility to partition the disk to a 7gb section and a remaining storage system. I used 7gb because thats what my reading had suggested so that my system files dont eventually keep me from booting.
     

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