Re: [NTLK] Old Macs …… going OT

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Date: Sat Jul 29 2006 - 00:46:13 EDT

FWIW I don't think he has nailed it;-)

If his internal drive is larger than 8GB or the first partition is
larger than 8GB then the OS X installer should STILL be able to see
the drive and display it in the list of drives to install on window.

It will however have a red circle with a slash through it if the
drive is the first partition of the volume and is larger than 8GB.

Sounds more like the drive is partitioned for Linux in a format that
OS X don't recognise.

Any G3 based Mac except the original iBook I believe had the "first
partition on the disk MUST be less than 8GB" issue.

The iBook escaped cos it shipped with a 3GB disk ………LOL! but many
users upgraded iMacs with cheap aftermarket disks in search of more


On 29/07/2006, at 1:42 PM, wrote:

> From: Martin Joseph <>
> Subject: Re: [NTLK] Old Macs
> Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 12:17:29 -0700
> On Jul 28, 2006, at 11:21 AM, Chris Browder wrote:
>> You may be able to get OS X onto it by repartitoning the HDD as a
>> 7.8GB partition and then letting the rest be free space or another
>> partition. SOME machines only install OS X on the first 8GB of any
>> HDD... some early G3s, that is, and if I remember right, some
>> iMacs do
>> that too.
> Yes, that is exactly correct, and he does have one of those imacs
> too.
> I bet you have nailed his OSX on imac issue.
> Marty

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