Can I transfer the HD for an Imac G3 (6 G) into a Performa 6320, re-format the drive, install OS 9.2.2, and then transfer back to an Imac tray load G3-333 directly with out any changes to speak of? The Imac CD drive is broken, but I want to install 9.2.2 after reformating the drive.
Re-stating: I would like to use the performa to do a format and install on the drive from the Imac. I would plan to pull the drive from the Imac, plug that drive into the Performa IDE, do the os install, and then re-install the drive in the Imac (with a defective CD Drive.) Hopefully when the drive is re-installed in the Imac, the Imac is ready to run.
I do not have a firewire enclosure (yet) to use with a working Emac, and the USB enclosure does not seem to allow me to re-format the drive with the emac.
Just wanted to ask about that plan to use the performa before I purchased a firewire enclosure.
NOTE: the IDE position in the performa is quite easily accessed with the front panel removed. Since I have already pulled the HD from the Imac, that would be an easy rout ... if it worked.