: problems installing Panther


wonderings
Mar 17th, 2004, 01:48 PM
I am trying to install Panther on my G3 Snow iMac 500 DV, with 680 mb ram, it keeps saying my firmwear is not upto date, I have run Software update and updated everything it brought up. There was nothing in the update for firmwear. How and where can I upgrade the firmwear? Curently the iMac is running 10.2.8.

thanks

Carl
Mar 17th, 2004, 02:02 PM
Go here and read.
http://www.lowendmac.com/imacs/2001-700.html

I typed 'snow imac firmware' into Google.

Firmware is not in the software update. It writes to the ROM I believe. This is the chip that contains the computers 'identity'. How it boots, etc.

wonderings
Mar 17th, 2004, 02:55 PM
thanks for the link Carl. I do not have OS 9 on this iMac anymore, and I cannot seem to be able to find the install disk for OS 9. Is there a way of updating the firmwear in OSX?

MacDoc
Mar 17th, 2004, 03:05 PM
You are very fortuate you have not blown your video.

You MUST update it with OS9. You can bring it by if you wish we'll do it for a nominal amount. :cool:

wonderings
Mar 17th, 2004, 03:29 PM
What would cause my video to blow up?

MacDoc
Mar 17th, 2004, 03:47 PM
http://www.macobserver.com/comments/commentindivdisplay.shtml?id=39799 :(

wonderings
Mar 17th, 2004, 03:51 PM
thanks for the link MacDoc, if I use my software restore disks, will that bring me back to OS 9?

MacDoc
Mar 17th, 2004, 08:49 PM
Yeah just put it in there will be a Classic install package :cool:

wonderings
Mar 18th, 2004, 09:36 AM
I tried doing a complete software restore yesterday night on my iMac DV 500, and it would not let me do it. I have the right disks (iMac DV software restore disks) When I booted onto the CD, and went into the CD, loaded up the software restore, it would not let me select the HD as a disk, it would not even show the HD at all, just the CD. Any suggestions as to why I cannot see the HD to install onto? or any ideas of what I am doing wrong?

thanks

wonderings
Mar 28th, 2004, 10:31 PM
does anyone have a link to where I can find the firmware update I need for Panther on my iMac? I have searched Apples site and cannot find a download for a firmware update.

thanks

MacDoc
Mar 28th, 2004, 10:36 PM
Right there on version tracker

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macos/342

wonderings
Mar 28th, 2004, 10:48 PM
thanks alot Macdoc, not I am finally on my way installing panther. Thanks for your help everyone!