Trying to install Mac OS X 10.2 to iMac G3

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  1. jackosx macrumors member

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    I am trying to install Mac OS X 10.2 to an old iMac G3 I picked up off eBay.. the iMac came with 9.2 installed. I formatted the disk but now I am getting the following message when I come to choose a drive to install the OS.

    "You cannot install Mac OS X on this disk. An earlier version of Mac OS X is not installed."

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    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    It seems you have some kind of Upgrade CD.
    Or what do you have exactly?

    Btw, 10.3 is a much better OS than 10.2 and would also run on that iMac, maybe you can get your hands onto a RETAIL version of Panther?
     
  3. jackosx thread starter macrumors member

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    It is in fact a 10.2 install disk (1 of 2), I am in the process of collecting Mac OS X install disks so I will eventually pick up a Panther install disk.. I would like to see this iMac rocking OS X today though.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Is it a grey disk?
     
  5. jackosx thread starter macrumors member

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  6. MAC MAN JW macrumors 6502

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    This looks like it sell work :) but it is acting like it is a upgrade version of os x 10.2 does it say upgrade any ware on the discs or the box?



    Edit: Remember to update your imacs firmware (if not allredy done) before you install os x 10.2+ :)
     

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