Picked up beige Mac G3

devin davison lyokoboy0 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 12 13:31:27 CST 2017

Thanks for all the advice. Oops,A little late reading whole brittle
plastic warning. nothing important is missing, but there are little
chips of plastic everywhere now. The plastic does not age well. The
hard drive had failed, i replaced it. Im going to find a newer ide cd
drive and try swapping the old one out, i suspect it is not reading my
cd's. I tried pressing the C key at power on, no luck. The drive spins
up and there is a little activity at first but it does not appear to
even be trying to read the cd. The floppy drive is all gummed up, but
that may be something i can clean out and repair.

Plan is to get mac os 8 or 9 installed. I already have an ibook g4
running 10.4, i do not have much interest in osx. the 68k and ppc
machines are what i grew up with, thats my focus. I have a pile of mac
se's, hopefully if i can get the g3 running it will make getting media
made for the se's easier.


On Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 1:41 PM, Cameron Kaiser via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> I went through a number of "this totally works on a beige G3" MacOS 8.x and
>> 9.x ISOs before finding one that would boot my beige G3 desktop. I think it
>> ended up being MacOS 9.2.1.
> There is a "boot-any" CD from the last eMac that can boot OS 9 that will boot
> any OS 9.2.2-compatible Mac, of which the beige G3 should qualify. The
> part# is 691-4323-A.
> 9.2.2 has some slight performance improvements on native G3 and New World
> systems, but for my other beige Macs I prefer 9.1.
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