I am having some trouble getting Panther or Jaguar on to an iMac 333. I recently picked this up from sk here on ehMac. Transaction was great and I will leave positive feedback for him.
Here is what I have done.
Checked firmware and tried to apply update but it had an update newer than the one from Apple. I guess that is OK right?
I could not get it to read my panther disks at all. It will read Jaguar though. Actually it did read the panther disk once, for the install, but on restart I got kernel panics, then it would not read the disk at all.
It reads Jag fine and I was able to erase the hard drive and start the install but it continues to hang at different points during the install.
It has 384 meg of ram. Could there be a problem here with the extra ram?
There is also a macally keyboard, not apple. Could this be the problem?
I just finished installing OS 9 with no problems. I would really like to get Panther or Jag on this machine.
How big is your HD? I read from an article before that for that model you have, if your HD is greater than 8 GB, you should partition it, and the part that contains OS X must be within the first 8 GB to be able to run it....
You might want to try partitioning the HD into smaller partitions using the disk utility of OS 9, install OS X in one of the smaller partitions and then see what happens... I hope that'll do the trick.
I'm thinking that it may be the ram. It goes through all the motions to install as if everything is all right. Prepares the hard drive, starts to load the software, then hangs at different places during the install. It is getting very frustrating
I'm gonna try and remove the ram and see what happens.
could be the drive as well.. i have a g3 clamshell ibook that's a royal pain in the ass to boot as well. Had the same problems with OS X. I swapped disk drives with my graphite one for a while and it worked fine. Maybe use an external cd drive? [img]smile.gif[/img]
I guess it could be the drive but all other CD's function properly. I just tried the first version of OS X and it also hangs during the install. Just got this on the screen "The installer has unexpectedly quit. (error 0)" WTF
yeah, all cds worked fine, from music cds to application cds and what nots... it booted os 9 properly, but it would quit installation everytime in the middle of cd 2 of os X. i found it weird, coz to this date, I can't explain it.