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Missing hard drive jumper can prevent OS X install Install
A friend of mine managed to pick up a couple of beige G3 266 desktop computers from a company that was going out of business. On three out of four computers, 10.2 loaded fine. On the fourth, we had no problems loading OS 9, but it would not take OS X of any variety. It would start to load, but then never boot from the hard drive.

Anyway we intended to swap hard drives with another computer when I noticed that the jumper that sets the drive to either master or slave was missing. We borrowed a jumper, installed it, and everything worked normally. Removed the jumper from another machine, no install. Strange but true....
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ditto problem with imac
Authored by: josephaw on Mar 07, '03 09:46:42AM

I had same problem with my iMac 333 with new 40GB WD HD. There were two Master jumper settings, I tried second and drive booted X. Also had to create 8GB partition for boot.

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similar problem with beige desktop G3
Authored by: slaeyer on Mar 08, '03 12:16:17PM

I had a similar problem with a beige desktop G3. OS 9 installed just fine, but when I tried to install OS X, no dice. Opened her up thinking I would need to replace drive, noticed that there was no jumper. Now OS X installs, but only gets about half way before the machine powers down to sleep mode and hangs itself. This is getting very tiresome. I got this machine for my kid sister who is graduating and needs a computer of her own for college! Now I'm thinking she's gonna be stuck in OS 9.... very unfortunate! - I do not have another machine similar enough to use to install on (my main machine is a 12" PowerBook, before that a Lombard G3 400 PowerBook)

email slaeyer at mac dot com if you have any questions or possible solutions

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similar problem with beige desktop G3
Authored by: muji_boy on Mar 09, '03 12:25:03PM

you can turn of the energy saver feature, set to "never go to sleep"?

slide the control to never.

\"who holds the key that winds up Big Ben\"

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Beige G3 Cable Select Jumper Setting
Authored by: tetsuo29 on Mar 09, '03 02:10:34PM

I've had several beige G3s that had to be set to CS (Cable Select) in order to work properly with large hard drives.

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