Help get rid of iMac School Networking

By DCC IGES
Oct 18, 2005
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  1. Hello, just wondering how i would log onto this iMac, since this computer needs the network to work. I got it for free from my high school so just wondering how i would set it up to be able to work in my own home. Since all it does now is search for the network... iuno what to do :dead:
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    Does that thing have a working hard drive? Maybe you got it without an OS and you should install one?
  3. DCC IGES

    DCC IGES Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Yea its gota working hard drive, so it could be needing new software? like they erased everything maybe?
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,282   +280

    if you have the CD for it, insert and at boot you hold the letter C.
    now you can reinstall if necessary.

    another choice is the <cmd><option> while booting which will avoid loading
    all the extensions and just bring up the base OS.

    since this computer needs the network to work​
    do you mean it will not BOOT or there's an issue with loggin on?
  5. DCC IGES

    DCC IGES Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Well, it turns on and then there is a folder icon with a question mark and just keeps blinking
  6. DCC IGES

    DCC IGES Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Where can i find an OS cd, or can i just download it from a website
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,282   +280

    The system needs major repair or reinstall, the flashing says 'I cant find the kernel to boot'
    How old is the system, or can you get some info off the back/bottom of the box?
    You're going to need to order OS X Site for newer systems, or go to some OEM sites to get OS 9.*
  8. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    Or get a free operating system like BSD/Linux..
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