I use a macbookpro and an old user has given me his old IMac G3..trying to get it up and running for a friend who has not got a computer. I have started it up and it is running OS 9. I want to put Tiger on it as i have the install disk. Unfortunately when i tried to eject the disk it says that:
'The startup disk cannot be removed from the desktop ,because it contains the active system software'.
In the special menu the eject apple E menu choice is also greyed out.
I checked the support site on Apple for old G3's but it suggests there is a eject button..this imac came from 2000 and has no such button.
Also i have seen the option 'Erase disk' in the special menu. I wonder if I erased that then installed my Tiger disk whether that would work and then let me eject the startup disk too.
Can i check that out by opening the access hatch underneath? can one physically see the hard drive?..Like i said only the two entry's are listed :[
The small access hatch only give access to the RAM slots and Airport card slot (if present).
To see the HD you need the top off, and I can't remember where the screws were. No help there from my usual sources I'm afraid.