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Thread: Why can't I switch Beige G3 HD to B/W G3?

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    I recently got my hands on a 450mhz Blue and White G3 without a Hard Drive. I already own a Beige G3 Minitower that has a 8 GB ATA Hard Drive installed in it. All I want to do is take the Beige G3 HD and put it in the B/W G3. However when I try to do this, all i get is the gray screen with the blinking question mark. Is the drive not compatible?? Should I just invest in a new hard drive?

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    A newer drive will be less trouble and then you can use your beige for backup.

    What OS? if 9.x the B&W may need a firmware update. B&W may require 8.5/8.5.1 or 8.6.

    The drive would likely need to have the system reinstalled, it would have different components. Startup from a CD the first time to select the drive.

    You can find OS 9.1 or 9.2.1 with OS X 10.0/10.1 package.

    If you have 512MB RAM in B&W I'd go straight to jaguar.

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    All B&W G3's shipped with a OS 8.5.1 CD that I know of. If the firmware on the G3 was updated (to support OS X) you may need to use OS 9.0 or later on the HDD.

    Bob McWilliams

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    FWIW my B&W rev 2 shipped in July, had 8.6, which came out in May/June. The machine was manufactured in April.

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