Problems installing OSX 10.1

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  1. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

    macgeek18

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    Hello,I'm having problems installing OSX Puma on my iMac G3 233 Mhz,PPC with 160MB RAM and a 4GB HD.I have disks for OS 9 and I reinstall it with no problem,but when it come to upgrading just too 10.1 it won't let me and says can't make cd start up disk.Oh,I'm also doing this on a eternal DVD drive my cd drive in the mac is dead.Can someone help??
     
  2. jodelli macrumors 65816

    jodelli

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    It's probably not going to boot off of that drive, at least that model won't.
    IIRC, there was a similar problem with early OSX and some software using external DVD drives where the drives couldn't be used as boot drives.
     
  3. macgeek18 thread starter macrumors 68000

    macgeek18

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    Ok,thanks,I did boot the OS 9 of that drive but OSX won't work.
     
  4. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    Just want to clarify, it's the early Unix based OSXs that have the problem handling some external DVD drives.
    9.1 for example can be installed on a large number of models from even another computer's drive at times.

    But I'm a little rusty on the old OS's now.
     

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