I recently bought an imac g3 333 tray loader off ebay - to tinker with. So the first thing I thought I'd do is get rid of os 9.2 and replace it with yellowdog linux - but I've hit a hurdle right from the start. The CDROM that the imac was supplied with works (kind of) but doesn't seem to like my CDR's. So I did a bit of a google and discovered that these older imacs have quite fussy cdroms... So, I thought I'd get hold of some quality 74min (650mb) cdr's - but you know what - can't seem to find them anywhere. It's all 700mb stuff.
So then I found an article on this forum saying that somebody had swapped out their old imac drive with a newer small form factor cd drive (laptop style)... So I think I'll give that a go, my question is - has anyone else tried this, did it work and can you boot from them... OK, so that was actually 3 questions
Anybody out there able to help / offer advice.