reinstalling OS9.2.2 in english

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by karambos, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. karambos macrumors newbie

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    I recently bought a G4 MDD dual 1GHz second hand here in Germany. It cam with OS 10.2.8 and OS9.2.2 already installed. OSX is multi-lingual but OS9.2.2 is not; it's in german. I'd prefer it in english.

    So I asked around and was advised to buy a retail CD of OS9.2.1 from the apple store (the latest version you can get on CD officially) and to install that then install an upgrade to 9.2.2

    So I bought one. When I put it in the computer I get the message "This program cannot run on your computer. See the documentation for more information." But the documentation says it SHOULD run on my computer :
    ++++++++++++++++++++
    IMPORTANT
    • Mac OS 9.2 supports Mac OS X compatible computers
    You can install this version of Mac OS 9.2 on any of the following computers: Power Mac G4, Power Macintosh G3, PowerBook G4, PowerBook G3 (except the original PowerBook G3), iMac, and iBook.
    ++++++++++++++++++++

    Can anyone help me further my quest in getting OS9.2.2 in english on my computer? Can anyone explain the contradictory message/docu thing?
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

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    OS 9 is very picky regarding which computers it can be installed on. Basically, the rule is that you can't install a version older than what was supplied with your computer. So as far as I know, it's not possible to install 9.2.1 on your computer. There may be a workaround, or you may have to return your copy of 9.2.1. :(
     
  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    It can be very, very annoying....

    You'll be needing a Mac OS 9.2.2 CD with new enough Mac OS ROM on it for it to be bootable for your Mac.

    I wonder: you bought the G4 and bought a Retail version of the Mac OS 9.2.1 CD (which would never have worked)...Have you searched the P2P sharing for a Mac OS 9.2.2 (US) CD? I wouldn't feel bad about it in your case.
     
  4. karambos thread starter macrumors newbie

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