Also, going back to the "Can't Open" problem leads me to suspect a ROM failure of some sort. I've seen the gray screen black type thing a lot on the beige models. It's in what's called Open Firmware mode. That only comes up if you invoke it at startup with Command-Option-O-F, or if there is a problem with the logic board, usually ROM.
Keep in mind at the time the machine was new it was the tech at that time. Now your sorta trying to get it to do things that was kinda not designed for back then.
No, I'm not asking it to do anything it can't do. It says in the Apple data sheets that the G3-266 Minitower WILL handle OS X 10.2. It ran it for several months, but MY foul up caused me to have to reinstall it.
Simply If you got a new iMac, you would have had a better experience (for the first time) user. I do take it you like to tinker around and thats a good thing too.
Simply if you'd lend me the money for a new iMac, I could get one.
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