OS 9 Network Install?

andypress

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I'm trying to install OS 9.1 on one of my 6100's that doesnt have a cdrom drive. I've heard that you can do a network install. I also have an iMac running panther if that helps.
 

varmit

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andypress said:
I'm trying to install OS 9.1 on one of my 6100's that doesnt have a cdrom drive. I've heard that you can do a network install. I also have an iMac running panther if that helps.
I believe you can only install 9.0, not 9.1 onto a 6100. I believe its incompatable.

But if I take a guess, if there is an ability to choose a start up disk, that is if there is an OS already on the Mac, then you could possibly pick a Network drive to start from.
 
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andypress

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varmit said:
I believe you can only install 9.0, not 9.1 onto a 6100. I believe its incompatable.
You can install 9.1 as long as you have the full installer, not the update.
 
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MisterMe

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varmit said:
I believe you can only install 9.0, not 9.1 onto a 6100. I believe its incompatable.

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Before making a comment like this again, check this web site. Among the info available is the minimum and maximum versions of the MacOS/MacOS X that supports each model.
 
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Mechcozmo

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I know that you can do a network startup, but I think you might need the server version of OS X or OS 9 to do that.

Have you tried Apple's kbase or Google yet? I'm pretty sure you can...
 
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superbovine

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MisterMe said:
Yes or no? The bottomline is that the PowerMac 6100 can run MacOS 9.1.
It would be nice if he actually read the link you provided.
 
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andypress

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superbovine said:
It would be nice if he actually read the link you provided.
The question that I'm asking is if you can network install- not whether it supoorts it. I know that it supports 9.1 .
 
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MisterMe

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andypress said:
The question that I'm asking is if you can network install- not whether it supoorts it. I know that it supports 9.1 .
Of course it can be network installed. Why would you think otherwise?
 
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andypress

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MisterMe said:
Of course it can be network installed. Why would you think otherwise?
Because nowhere on google nor apples site does it talk about installing 9.1 via a network. I'm looking for information in how to install over a network if its possible.
 
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MisterMe

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Mechcozmo said:
You now have information contained in this linkety!
You link is off point. It is about MacOS X 10.2 and Windows XP/XP Home. It makes no mention of MacOS 9.1 which is at issue here.
 
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