upgrading to Mac OS X NEWBIE

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by citrusfizz, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. citrusfizz macrumors newbie

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    i am a windows/linux user

    i just got a iMac from my friend and i have never used one before
    the computer had mac 9.2.2
    but i whiped the hard drive and put yellow dog linux on it witch was "ok" but i then got 3 cds from my friend that was Mac os X and i went to install the new OS X on my computer and this is the error i got

    Essentials cannot be install on this computer. you must update your computer;s firmware before installing Mac OS X.


    how do i update my computers firmware so i can install it???
     
  2. Josh396 macrumors 65816

    Josh396

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    You're going to have to go back to os 9.2 and go to software update under the apple in the top left hand corner of the screen. There should be about 4 or 5 updates that will come up, the firmware update being one of them. After you download you will most likely have to restart your computer and hold down a button while you do so. There will be steps that come up while you are installing the firmware update.
     
  3. citrusfizz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ummm ****....
    i deleted 9.2
    i don't have the 9.2 disks
     
  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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  5. citrusfizz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how much is that going to cost me?

    isn't there a better alternative to me bring the computer into a apple store?
     
  6. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

    Plymouthbreezer

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    The Apple website has the firmware updates...
     

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