Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:45 pm
Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:04 pm
Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:44 pm
adespoton wrote:I got rid of mine just as the DVD-ROM drive started to fail.
adespoton wrote:If you have IEEE1394 in your current computer, you can set the iMac into target disk mode, and mount it remotely on another device over a Firewire link. Otherwise, a direct ethernet connection is a good idea for data transfers.
adespoton wrote:If you can find an old USB+Firewire enclosure, that would be a good way to transfer data; plug in as USB on your current computer to load the data, and plug in as Firewire on the iMac, which can boot from an external Firewire device, just not USB.
adespoton wrote:What OS is the beast running? Mine topped out with OS X 10.2 and Mac OS 9.2.2 I believe.
Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:51 am
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:06 am
adespoton wrote:re: crazy ideas:
What I used to do for backups was pop off the case, unplug the DVD cable, and plug it into a spare SATA drive. Then I'd boot everything up with the iMac sitting on its head. Worked great for backup/restore
 No matter what you do, you'll still run up against HFS+ if you want to boot off the partition. If you do multiple partitions, one HFS+ for booting and a bunch of 4GB FAT32 partitions, that should work.
Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:00 pm
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Sat Dec 26, 2015 4:17 pm
Jorpho wrote:Can I ask where you got your half-size AAs? I was just thinking I was going to need one of those if I ever wanted to get my Powermac to do something again (assuming the old battery hasn't already exploded). Seems they're $13 locally.
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:30 pm
that-ben wrote:... but to tell the truth solid state was there the whole time... but it was costly and it did not offer good enough capacity for the volume of space it required, but hell it was FAST AND DURABLE... not something magnetic nor optic could ever offer IMO even tough they were cheap technology. Nowadays, SSD is coming back in force and soon mecanical hard drives will be suppressed from the surface of the earth AT LAST! No more stupid scratched disk or de-magnetized floppy nor broken hard drive motor or head crash or bad sectors... *UGH!*
Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:30 pm
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Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:47 am
Ronald P. Regensburg wrote:The iMac DV+ came with either 9.0.3 or 9.0.4. If you do not have the original installation CD for that iMac, you can use an installation CD of a later version (like 9.1, 9.2, 9.2.2, with white label with yellow "9".). Important is that the CD is a general retail CD, not a CD that is specific for a different Mac model (with grey label).
Which MacOS/OSX version(s) does this iMac run now? It can run up to MacOSX 10.3.9, if it has a 400MHz or faster processor it can even run ip to MacOSX 10.4.11.
A fresh installation will, of course, remove all additionally installed software.
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:34 pm
JayTee33 wrote:Just says 9.2, the install disks i found on ebay were 9.0.4, apple support said it shipped with 9.0.3. So if I got a 9.0.4 I'd be fine? Also im confused about the mac model label bit you wrote.
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:18 am
that-ben wrote:JayTee33 wrote:Just says 9.2, the install disks i found on ebay were 9.0.4, apple support said it shipped with 9.0.3. So if I got a 9.0.4 I'd be fine? Also im confused about the mac model label bit you wrote.
Hi! What you want is Mac OS 9.2.2 universal, it works on any G3 Mac, just grab it here: https://www.macintoshrepository.org/1307-mac-os-9-2-2-universal-2002-edition-
If you want it factory reset with the exact setup/apps it came with near the year 2000, then you will want this Mac OS 9.1 CD bundle (2) instead: https://www.macintoshrepository.org/20773-691-3097-a-imac-software-install-mac-os-v9-1-disc-v1-3-cd-
If your CD drive is defective (may VERY WELL be the case with those early iMacs after 15+ years!) then fear not! You can boot any G3 Mac from an USB stick instead by making use of PowerPC Open Firmware capabilities. Read here: https://www.macintoshrepository.org/articles/115-how-to-boot-ppc-powermacs-g3-g4-g5-from-a-usb-stick-or-drive-
If you have no idea what you're doing and additionally want to learn how to "burn" a disk image (such as Mac OS 9 install CD) onto an USB stick, then read here: https://www.macintoshrepository.org/articles/125-how-to-burn-or-write-or-clone-a-bootable-powerpc-disk-image-onto-an-usb-stick-in-windows
Hope it helps!
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:33 am