installing new version of mac os

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Steven1621, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. Steven1621 macrumors 6502a

    Steven1621

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    #1
    i have a iMac 233 with no os on it. it will not install my version of os 9. i have pressed c on startup and all, but still nothing. what can i do?
     
  2. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

    rainman::|:|

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    could you possibly be more specific? what is it telling you? why can't you install your copy? Is it the original copy that came with the iMac??

    pnw
     
  3. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    #3
    Try holding Option while you start up, it should ask what drive to boot from.
     
  4. Steven1621 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Steven1621

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    i put the disk in, start up, and hold c. normally here, it freezes. if i let it just start up, the blinking mac folder comes up and flashes a question mark for a long time. any idea now?
     
  5. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    Try this--

    Boot the iMac, and hold down command-option-P-R all at the same time (quickly), it will chime again, let it chime a few times (some say 2, some say 6)... See if that clears this up...

    pnw
     
  6. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    #6
    How did that happen?

    Remember your keys -- 'c' 'option' and 'command + option + shift + delte' all mean boot off of CD.

    Take Paul's advice also.

    If not it might be a firmware problem Command + O + F

    The blinking folder means it can't find a system folder.
     

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