Why won't it do it

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by 95yjman, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. 95yjman, Jun 15, 2012
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    95yjman macrumors member

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    I have kind of a noob question, I recently picked up this g3 ibook, its not a clamshell but the white/snow one. It came with Mac os 9.2 on it. Its got a bunch of files that seem to be deleted on it causing some stuff to not work. I have some restore CD's from my iMac g3 dv that are for mac os 9 that I put in it and tried to reboot it holding down the C key but it wouldn't boot off the cd. Will these cd's not work for it since they are for an iMac? Thanks for any help and sorry for such a noob kinda question..

    *edit* also tried holding down the option key and couldn't get the cd to show up, just the Mac HD..
     
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  4. tom vilsack, Jun 15, 2012
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    95yjman:

    i just picked up a ibook g3 500 other day also (mint and $40..battery only with 16 cycles..how could i say no...only has stock 128 built in mem,so will add 512 pc100/133 when i can find some.)...i bought mainly so i could run mac os 9.2.2 (have emac version that will install)...message me if you need help hint hint ;-)

    im using it now,running classilla and even have older version of flash...it runs great...so much faster then osx on them....

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