Reformatting Powerbook G3

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by jusblaze, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. jusblaze macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2004
    i need a walk trough reformatting my powerbook G3. i want to install Panther OS.

    PowerBook Model: PowerBook G3 Series (Bronze Keyboard) - A.K.A 101 or Lombard (M5343 )

    Began: 333 mhz:

    OS: 9.1
    PPC 750 G3 333
    FPU & PMMU integrated
    Data Path: 64-bit @ bus speed of 66 Mhz
    64K L1 cache. L2 cache: 512K (333)
    Ports, inputs/outputs: 1 Type II PC card slot, 2 USB, 1 HDI-15 video, 1 SCSI HDI-30, 1 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port, 1 56K V.90 fax modem, 1 built in 16-bit Plain Talk mic, 2 16- bit stereo speakers, 1 IRDA (4 mbps) and sound in and out ports (mic or headphones/speakers)
    512mb Memory
    4GB IDE HD, 100gb external HD, and a 24x cd-rom
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    You mean erase the hard drive and install Panther from CD?

    - Insert CD, and restart the PowerBook holding down the < C > key (forces booting from a CD)
    - When it is finihed booting, click CONTINUE
    - After clicking another 3 times on CONTINUE orso, (and AGREE)... select the partition (or drive) on which you want to install Panther, and click on OPTIONS...
    - Select "Erase and Install" (use journaled), and you're off.

    It's just a matter of booting from the CD and let the installer guide you.
  3. jusblaze thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2004
    does the booting process take a long time to do?
  4. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Oops! I suddenly realized that your PowerBok does niet have built-in USB ports.

    Macintosh computer with PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 processor; built-in USB; and 128MB of physical RAM.

    XPostFacto is a utility that lets you install Panther on unsupported Macs like these.
    Hope it works for you!

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