upgrading to Mac OS X NEWBIE

citrusfizz

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Mar 19, 2005
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i am a windows/linux user

i just got a iMac from my friend and i have never used one before
the computer had mac 9.2.2
but i whiped the hard drive and put yellow dog linux on it witch was "ok" but i then got 3 cds from my friend that was Mac os X and i went to install the new OS X on my computer and this is the error i got

Essentials cannot be install on this computer. you must update your computer;s firmware before installing Mac OS X.


how do i update my computers firmware so i can install it???
 

Josh396

macrumors 65816
Oct 16, 2004
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Peoria/Chicago, IL
You're going to have to go back to os 9.2 and go to software update under the apple in the top left hand corner of the screen. There should be about 4 or 5 updates that will come up, the firmware update being one of them. After you download you will most likely have to restart your computer and hold down a button while you do so. There will be steps that come up while you are installing the firmware update.
 

citrusfizz

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 19, 2005
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how much is that going to cost me?

isn't there a better alternative to me bring the computer into a apple store?