I am trying to fix up a very beat up Bondi imac. Its former owner declaired it dead. The cd doesn't work and the hard drive seemed very buggy. It did start up though. I tried to get it to boot off an external usb cd drive, but no luck.
Is it possible to boot off a usb drive? I am used to scsi.
I put a good harddrive in a beige g3 and installed os9 on it, then put that drive into the imac. On start-up I got the blinking question mark.
I repeated this operation only installed osx. In the imac it did begin to start up on osx but then an error window popped up and it froze up.
Back into the beige g3 it went. This time I had a friend with an imac email me their system and I dragged it onto the hard drive. Once it was back in the imac I again got a blinking question mark.
I guess my question is, how do I install a system for a bondi imac when the imac does not have a cd drive? Can I do it with the harddrive in a beige g3?