Posted on 2004-08-12
Yesterday I was able to salvage a PowerPC G3. not having a great deal of exposure to Mac OS's it was perfect for a reference machine. Currently it's running OS 9.2, it has a G3 266Mhz cpu, 352Mbs of RAM and a 4GB hard drive.
I'd like to install OSX on this machine but when I put the CD and boot from it, first I get the apple logo with the spinning wheel, then after a minute or two I get a badly flickering screen and a message saying that I need to reboot the Mac. It does this every time I boot with the OSX CD. I can boot to OS 9.2 without difficulty.
Thinking that maybe the video card was sub par, I installed an ATI 9200 PCI card but booting from the CD doesn't seem to recognize it. In OS 9.2 I can see the card in the system profiler.
Does anyone have some suggestions I could use to get this running?