Installing Os 9.2.2 (Resolved - Thx to MacCubed)

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  1. redhatcode29 macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys,

    Been attempting to install 9.2.2 on an imac g3 600mhz, which is already running 10.3 and 10.1

    I have a third partition in which i am trying to squeeze in 9.2.2

    I followed this guide
    http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php?topic=305.0

    I restored the 9.2.2 to the partition ( which logically tell me that i am only creating an installer)

    What am i missing ?

    Anyway, after restoring to the partition and attempting to set that partition as a start up disk, does not take me anywhere...

    This is what i get when i boot into that partition.

    IMG_3450.jpg

    Any guide will be much appreciated.
     
  2. redhatcode29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok....i just read in one of the threads that 9.2.2 is not retail but a restore disc.

    I downloaded the iso from Macintosh Garden which mentioned it as 9.2.2

    Now i realise that my image up there says 9.2 (so does this mean that 9.2 is same as 9.2.2) ?
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    This question I can possibly answer.

    At a certain point Apple stopped adding the point releases to the boot graphic. Whether it's 9.2, 9.2.1, or 9.2.2 it will say 9.2. Same with the point releases for 9.1.
     
  4. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    I'm not as familiar with some of the OS 9 installs, but here are a couple of things to keep in mind

    1. For an Apple OS 9 disk, you MUST first boot off the disk and then run the installer. You can't simply copy the installer to the drive

    2. The Apple OS 9.2.2 disks I'm familiar with are system specific "gray" disks. The newest general release "white disk" is 9.2.1. Gray disks will, in general, only install on the systems with which they've shipped. I've had good luck getting the PM G4 9.2.2 disk work on just about any G4 system that will boot OS 9, but it is the exception.

    Any iMac G3 will run 9.2.1. To save headaches, I'd suggest installing it then updating to 9.2.2. That's what I'd do at least.
     
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    redhatcode29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ahhh...wonder why Apple did such a good job !

    ...thanks, i know that my install is 9.2.2
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    So the 9.2.1 is universal.... but i can't install it with a disc because the iMac G3's rom is dead, my external firewire console is down some crazy stuff !

    other than the disk and firewire method, are there any other method to install ? TDM is my only hope i guess, but hate to do it as i have to drag a g4 tower to the iMac .
     
  6. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    It is possible to make a USB of the OS 9 installer and boot off of that. It will be slow, but is certainly doable.
     
  7. LightBulbFun macrumors 6502a

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    if you want to install OS9.2.2 http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/mac-os-922-universal-install-2014 download this ISO now you can ether burn the ISO and boot it and follow the guide on it. or if you mount the .ISO you will see theres a .img at the root of the drive you can take that .img mount it (might need converting to a dmg first) then you can take the files inside the mounted .img and copy paste/drag and drop it over to the target HDD then the Mac should boot into a OS9 setup (assuming the target HDD has OS9 drivers) (You cant boot a normal OS9 installer off a USB stick it will complain its not running on original media and refuse to boot.)

    hope this helps
     
  8. redhatcode29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I could copy the root image ? That sounds a lot more easier.
    Yeah i did check the option for Os9 drivers when i did the initial installation of 10.1.

    So the usb is out (not to mention that it is already complaining when the installer has been restored the hdd)

    Ok thanks for e link (i think that is the link which i obtained my 9.2.2) and info, will give it a go.
     
  9. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    I have a drag and drop link in my MediaFire account, that may work better for you. Just put the folder on any partition with OS 9 Drivers and it will boot.
     
  10. redhatcode29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey MacCubed, nice to hear from u.

    U have a even better option i guess. I assume that the link to the MediaFire is somewhere in your signature below, i cant view it as i m browsing from a mobile phone.
    Will check it out whn i get back home.

    Thanks.
     
  11. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    Hey! It's been a while hasn't it? The link isn't in my signature, I can PM it to you though
     
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    Sure, check PM
     
  14. redhatcode29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeap been sometime. Oh thank you. You are the best !
     
  15. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    No problem! Good luck with it! Also, what ever happened to that gunked up iBook G3?
     
  16. redhatcode29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ha ha, i thought that you will ask. Took it apart, still yet to re-assemble it. Life is crazy work,studies,kids,parents, girl friend....one ends up with zero time to do what one wants to do.:p
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    Haha..worked like a charm. Thanks a zillion MacCubed.

    ..took a screenshot, as i am not well versed with OS9, it took a while to even locate the screenshot, but still unable to view it. Its ok will play around with it.

    Peeked into your channel....your Ti Book is in such good condition. ;)
    --- Post Merged, Nov 3, 2016 ---
    Did it work for you ?
     
  17. AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

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    @MacCubed could you send me the link too? Sorry to bother you. Thanks!
     
  18. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    Yup, check PM
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    1. Totally get it, I get busy all the time too! End up getting distracted, but whatever...:p
    2. No Problem!
    3. You could always take a picture with a phone or something, then upload that
    4. Thanks for looking at it! I haven't uploaded in a while even though I promised more videos over the summer, but my schedule got the best of me!
    5. I have used this exact image on my Lombard, and TiBook, so I can confirm it works
     

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