View Full Version : G3 IMAC - I need some help.
September 30th, 2009, 08:56 AM
i got a G3 imac and i want to install panther. i used mac's before but its been a really long time. i "aquired" the install disks for panther but i have no idea what im doing. im windows savvy but not so familiar with the mac stuff. i need to know how to install the software and if someone can explain step by step i would be so grateful.
September 30th, 2009, 06:24 PM
You can use the gray install disks because they are hard coded to the Mac they came with. Your copy better be like a original retail version. You can't get around that.
September 30th, 2009, 06:31 PM
Try what you have -
Insert disk #1 in the drive, then restart while holding the letter C. You should boot to the installer.
Follow the directions on the screen.
September 30th, 2009, 06:43 PM
Does the iMac already have some version of OS X installed? if not you will need to make sure the Firmware is up-to-date. Search for the one specific to your G3.
Then place the install disk in the drive and start the computer holding down the "C" key.
Select the button for install - agree to all the mumbo-jumbo that comes up read the EULA and decide if you agree or not.
Sit back and wait