ok, I was givin a copy of Mac OS X 10.2.3 (updates to 10.2.8 on another disk.) it's not a burned copy, but a retail copy on 3 CDs:
Applecare Support CD (with the updates).
ok, so here is what I do:
1. put the CD in the drive, and press C.
2. wait for it to boot up
3. select the hard drive (4.5gb Figustu), and format it to Mac OS extended.
4. select my packages.
6. let it count down from 30 and restart.
7. now, on reboot, it shows the apple logo for 5 seconds, then I get (hard do describe) corrupted-ness across the screen in 2 places, so I can just bareley see it. here is what it looks like:
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sorry if it looks crappy, but that's the best I can do.
after this, if I reset it (control+function+shift+power), and turn it back on, I get the smiling mac, then it reboots (automatically), and then I get the flashing ? on the floppy disk.
not that this is what it does when I boot of the disk. it does a smiling mac, reboots, and then I get the apple with the spinny thing.
also note, that I have tried different combos of packages, from just the base install, all the way to the full thing.
is is a corrupted disk? because when I did this on my desktop, it kept droping into open firmware smack in the middle.
also, note that I am doing this on a 4gb HDD, though I have tried it on a 20gb,by partitioning one part as 1.5gb, and the rest as a seperate drive, and installing it on the 1.5gb partition. same thing.
oh, and how can I boot off burned CDs on the powerbook? I have tried both a Ubuntu live and Ubuntu install disk, they spin up, but then nothing.
Powerbook G3 wallstreet
G3 750 @233mhz (one with 512kb cashe)
160mb ram (32mb in bottom, and 128 in the top).
20x CD-ROM drive
I think that's it.
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