OSX Help

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by canadianmac, Mar 30, 2002.

  1. canadianmac macrumors newbie

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    Ok...here is my problem. I installed OSX on my (older iMac: G3 400 - DV, 320MB RAM). However, I went from OS 8.6 directly to OS X. I canèt seem to install OS 9.1.

    Can anyone give me any pointers - words of adviceÉ

    Cheers,

    CanadianMac
     
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Did you buy OSX? It comes with OS 9.2. Or are you trying to upgrade from 8.6 to 9.1?
     
  3. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus

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  4. britboy macrumors 68030

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    whilst you're at it, you may as well create a new partition, specifically for os9.

    Then just boot up from the cd, and install away...
     
  5. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    sure you can. when i first got my iBook i formatted and did OSX only. when i decided i wanted OS 9...i installed it. I have since then removed it yet again.
     
  6. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Well, yes and no. You can install OS 9 on a computer running OS X.
    (1) If you do not have OS 9 installed, you need to boot and install from the CD.
    (2) If you want to upgrade 9.1 or 9.2 from a downloadable upgrade, boot up in Classic, then install the software.

    The directions that came with the OS X System Software box said that if you have a previous version of Mac OS (8.1 through 9.0.4) you must upgrade to 9.2 first (using the CD). If you install OS X with a computer running OS 8.x or 9.0.4 for "Classic", then you might not be able to upgrade.
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    Lemon, what happened to the avitar? It was up yesterday . . . Did it fly away?
     
  7. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus

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    o, an apple tech told me awhile ago that i couldnt so id never tried. guess that teaches me to listen to hardware guys regarding software issues. my bad.
     
  8. canadianmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OSX Help: Thanks

    Thank you all for the help. I was able to install OS9.2 after installing OSX. I booted from an old 9.1 CD, then installed. Then upgraded to 9.2.2. All seems to be well. Thanks again.

    Cheers.
    Canadian Mac
     

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