Mac OS 9.2 install program not running

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by groovemeisterto, Nov 16, 2003.

  1. groovemeisterto macrumors newbie

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    I have an ibook - 700MHz dual USB model. I bought it 2nd hand and it came with no disks and mac OS 10.2 or something. I have got a copy of the ibook install CD from a friend with a 600MHz version in order to get mac OS 9.2 and therefore increased audio performance. I have formatted the harddrive and have booted from the CD, but when I try and run the 'install mac os' program a message sayes that, the program can not be run on my computer and I that I should consult documentation. I have consulted this and there appears to be no information relating to this problem or any information on things that may cause that sought of a problem. Does anyone have any ideas as to what it could. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks
    Tom
     
  2. psycho bob macrumors 6502a

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    Can't remember when the 700mHz iBook was introduced but if it was a 2003 model then it is not capable of booting with a OS9.2 or indeed any OS disc other than OS X. You need to install OS X then install classic I'm affraid. I assume the inability to boot into OS 9 is a hardware issue and therefore cannot be overcome with a software crack. If its audio that your interested in then most companies have issued new drivers by now so get your hands on a copy of 10.3.
     
  3. groovemeisterto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think its pre-2003 but I could be wrong-the reason I need to use mac OS9 is because playing back lots of audio tracks at the same time is not possible as the computer is running the high level graphics of mac OSX that are more processor intensive than OS9-my G3 cant handle it. Is there any way of getting round this in Mac OSX? Is 10.3 the answer? Tom
     
  4. psycho bob macrumors 6502a

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    10.3 is the fastest most efficient version of OS X to date. You can turn off some of the more fancy graphics features ie; bouncing dock icons, genie effects etc. The use of quartz extreme should relieve the processor from UI display duties anyway.
     

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