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

    Mar 19, 2005
    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


    Oct 16, 2004
    Peoria/Chicago, IL
    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

    Mar 19, 2005
    ummm ****....
    i deleted 9.2
    i don't have the 9.2 disks
  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040


    Dec 27, 2003
    Portland, OR
  5. citrusfizz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2005
    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


    Feb 27, 2005
    The Apple website has the firmware updates...

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