Mac OS 8.5 on IBook G3 900

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by chrcapi, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. chrcapi macrumors newbie

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    I would like to install Mac OS 8.5 on my IBook G3 900. Is it possible?
     
  2. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    i don't know that it is... i would assume that you would be able to put 9.2 on it...

    but... WHY?
     
  3. Spock macrumors 68000

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    You Can't, and why would You want too? the iBook can run X and is more stable on X than 8.5 any day.
     
  4. hugemullens macrumors 6502a

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    Just boot into OS 9. If its a g3 its dual boot capable. Why 8.5?
     
  5. claytonbench macrumors member

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    You can install linux and run 8.5 9 and x all at one without rebooting using maconlinux.

    Hope this helps,
    CLayton
    claytonbench@mac.com
     
  6. chrcapi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Why?

    ...because an older program that I have to use can't work with Mac OS 8.6 and later... nasty thing!
    Maconlinux seems to be a good idea. I'll try it asap.
     
  7. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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  8. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I had a version of Toast Lite that only worked in OS 8.6 once, but there was also a version for 9.x on the install Cd....
     

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