Urgent Powerbook G3 Help Required

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by StevieD, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. StevieD macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2004
    Central UK
    Hi all Forum Users,

    I have a small problemet that some of you may be able to help with.
    I have a new Hard Disc(30Gb) for my G3 (Wallstreet) and before I fit it I want
    to erase the old Hard Disc(10Gb) before selling on. I try to boot from the OSX 10.2 CD No1. and part way thru' booting the screen dims and I cannot then see the prompts to enable me to continue so I can get to the Disc Utility application so that I may Partition the old Hard Disc. I can then swap out the Disc and perform a full clean OSX 10.2 install on my new disc.
    Can anyone please shine any light on my problem (No pun intended)

    Thanks in advance
    Stevie D.
  2. diamond geezer macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2004
    You could try booting from an OS 9 CD and use Drive Setup to write zeroes over the drive.
  3. StevieD thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2004
    Central UK
    Hi Diamond Geezer,

    Thanks for the suggestion unfortunately I don't possess an OS9 System Disc.

  4. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    Try and find a friend who can loan one to you, or find a local mac shop.
  5. Mechcozmo macrumors 603


    Jul 17, 2004
    High-powered magnet. Not that hard to build your own electromagnet...

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