installing new version of mac os

Steven1621

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i have a imac 233 with no os on it. it will not install my version of os 9. i have pressed c on startup and all, but still nothing. what can i do?
 

rainman::|:|

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Feb 2, 2002
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could you possibly be more specific? what is it telling you? why can't you install your copy? Is it the original copy that came with the iMac??

pnw
 

Steven1621

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i put the disk in, start up, and hold c. normally here, it freezes. if i let it just start up, the blinking mac folder comes up and flashes a question mark for a long time. any idea now?
 

rainman::|:|

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Try this--

Boot the iMac, and hold down command-option-P-R all at the same time (quickly), it will chime again, let it chime a few times (some say 2, some say 6)... See if that clears this up...

pnw
 

MrMacMan

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How did that happen?

Remember your keys -- 'c' 'option' and 'command + option + shift + delte' all mean boot off of CD.

Take Paul's advice also.

If not it might be a firmware problem Command + O + F

The blinking folder means it can't find a system folder.