OSX Help

canadianmac

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Feb 10, 2002
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Ok...here is my problem. I installed OSX on my (older iMac: G3 400 - DV, 320MB RAM). However, I went from OS 8.6 directly to OS X. I canèt seem to install OS 9.1.

Can anyone give me any pointers - words of adviceÉ

Cheers,

CanadianMac
 

britboy

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whilst you're at it, you may as well create a new partition, specifically for os9.

Then just boot up from the cd, and install away...
 

sparkleytone

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Oct 28, 2001
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Originally posted by AmbitiousLemon
you cant install os9 after x
sure you can. when i first got my iBook i formatted and did OSX only. when i decided i wanted OS 9...i installed it. I have since then removed it yet again.
 

King Cobra

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Originally posted by AmbitiousLemon
you cant install os9 after x
Well, yes and no. You can install OS 9 on a computer running OS X.
(1) If you do not have OS 9 installed, you need to boot and install from the CD.
(2) If you want to upgrade 9.1 or 9.2 from a downloadable upgrade, boot up in Classic, then install the software.

The directions that came with the OS X System Software box said that if you have a previous version of Mac OS (8.1 through 9.0.4) you must upgrade to 9.2 first (using the CD). If you install OS X with a computer running OS 8.x or 9.0.4 for "Classic", then you might not be able to upgrade.
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Lemon, what happened to the avitar? It was up yesterday . . . Did it fly away?
 

canadianmac

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Feb 10, 2002
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Ottawa
OSX Help: Thanks

Thank you all for the help. I was able to install OS9.2 after installing OSX. I booted from an old 9.1 CD, then installed. Then upgraded to 9.2.2. All seems to be well. Thanks again.

Cheers.
Canadian Mac
 
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