Picked up beige Mac G3

Adrian Graham binarydinosaurs at gmail.com
Mon Dec 11 17:35:19 CST 2017

> On 11 Dec 2017, at 23:18, devin davison via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> Someone just dropped off a mac g3 at the scrapyard I work at and I picked it up.
> It has a failing hard drive. Replaced the drive, downloaded and burned
> a disk with mac os 8 on it, but it refuses to boot to it. How do I go
> about installing the software on this machine?
> Not sure if this is the place to ask, but figured it would be worth a
> shot. Thanks.

Hi Devin,

Going from memory you need to press ‘C’ to boot from CD and you might also need to replace the PRAM battery.


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