The PowerMac G3 will not boot from CD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cedib, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. cedib macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello,
    I'd like to install Mac OSX on my G3 PowerMac, but the PowerMac will not boot from the CD. What I can do now? What is the problem?
    Thanks
    Greeting
    Cédric
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Well, first off would be to make sure you're trying to install a version of OSX that's compatible with the G3; what version of OSX and which G3--blue and white or beige?

    Also, does the disc mount when the G3 is already on? If not, then it's not reading in the drive (either an install DVD in a CD drive, or the drive is funky).
     
  3. cedib thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'll install the OS10.0. But it doesn't work.
    I don't now why! Before 3 month it works, but not now.
    Thanks
    Greeting
    Cédric
     
  4. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    I understand installing Cheetah (10.0) on a G3 for fun, but not really recommended for anything other than nostalgia. :eek:
    But, it is a real CD (i.e. not a copied one)? CD-R's tend to live far shorter lives than real Retail CD-ROMs.

    But, like Makosuke said, does it mount at all (like when you're booted from Mac OS 9)?
     

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