Question about Apple iMac G3 Desktop
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The "human face" icon is an indication that your hard drive is not being recognized by your iMac G3 because the hard drive is not formatted to read the Mac OS 9 software.
What you need to do is initialize your hard drive so you can
it can read the Mac OS 9.0.4 software.
Below, I have provided a link with simple steps to properly initialize (format) your 40GB hard drive
Initializing a hard disk, cartridge, or optical disk
Follow these steps and you will be able to successfully install Mac OS 9.0.4 to your Mac G3 hard drive.
I hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 29, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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