OS 9 over OS X on a iBook G3

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  1. Rennon macrumors newbie

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    Hey there,
    I have this old iBook G3 with OSX 10.3 except I want to reinstall OS 9 over it as I feel that OS X is a little too slow on this old thing. I can do this kind of thing with Windows and Linux on non-apple machines quite easily though, I have little experience with Apple's hardware.

    Can someone give me a guide on how to do this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    What are the specs of the computer? Processor speed? RAM?
     
  3. Rennon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mac OS X 10.3.9
    Processor: 600Mhz Power PC 750 G3 Processor, 256k Level 2 Cache
    System Bus: 100Mhz
    RAM: 256MB of PC100 SDRAM
    Video: ATI Rage Mobility 128 (2X AGP) with 8 MB of SDRAM.
     
  4. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    osx 10.3.9 should be ok on your ibook G3...have you tryed camino 1.6.11 and flash 9 on it?

    anyways if you do want to go back to os 9...just boot cd and hold down "c" before chime...it will boot and then you have to pick install...from there you can pick to initialize (or format) your harddrive and then do install

    as for a web browser pick http://www.floodgap.com/software/classilla/ and i believe you can run flash 7.0 with it....
     
  5. Rennon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply, man!

    Problem though- When I click on "install" (after booting from the OS 9 disc), there is only "choose a disk to install the software on" and also an "options" button which lets me "perform clean installation". I've tried the perform clean installation option but it does not format the drive and the iBook still boots into OS X.

    Any ideas?
     
  6. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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  7. Rennon thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. gyorpb macrumors member

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    600MHz and up iBooks are the fastest G3 machines ever made (by Apple). OS 9 should fly on that. Perfect for playing old favourites like Carmageddon and Total Annihilation, and inducing bemused wonder at the people crying to high heaven that the world was going to end with the changeover to Mac OS X.

    .tsooJ
     
  9. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    rennon...good to hear you got it worked out.

    im doing same thing with a old 366 clamshell i picked up yesterday.
     

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