usb os 9 run

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  1. MacBlues macrumors newbie

    MacBlues

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    Hi there, i had formatted my hard drive and tried to put the slakintosh 12 os.

    Well, the install disc dont want to work and i decide re-load the old os

    i have the File system carpet in a usb, i want to run it, but i dont know the command to do it.


    some one can help???


    iMac Bondi g3 rev B 233

    tanks
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    You cannot boot off of a USB drive under OS9, or on most PPC Macs. You will have to find an OS9 CD and install from that (by holding "c" at startup). This is your only solution, as the original iMacs didn't have Firewire Ports, so you can't put it into target disk mode.

    TEG
     
  3. MacBlues thread starter macrumors newbie

    MacBlues

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    I cant find it to download in the net, cos´i buyed it (the imac) used.

    some help???:confused:
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    You could always download the OS 9 DMG/ISO from Apple and burn it to a CD (on a Mac if it is the DMG file) and boot from that. Beyond that, your best bet is to someone who owns a copy of OS 9 that they are not using, nor have installed currently (for legal reasons) and buy it from them to use. You may even be able to get a copy of the CD from Apple, but I would not know how to do that, aside from contacting Apple Care or Apple Sales.

    TEG
     
  5. ADent macrumors 6502a

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    My kid will prove you wrong. He built a bootable OS9 USB stick on our eMac and I think iMac.

    Here is an article from 2000 on G3 iMacs mentioning they are bootable: http://developer.apple.com/DOCUMENT...tes/Macintosh_CPUs-G3/iMac_Aug00/imac.23.html .

    Many of the older macs G3, G4, etc are USB bootable.

    But OS X itself was not USB bootable until 10.4.3, so many of these older Macs 'lost' the USB boot ability until 10.4.3 came out.

    Apparently all the OS X only Macs shipped before 10.4.3 couldn't be booted from USB - until 10.4.3 shipped years later.

    Reports are that all the intel machines are USB bootable, but they all shipped with at least 10.4.4.
     
  6. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    What is "slakintosh 12 os" ?

    Edit: Never mind, found it.
     
  7. MacBlues thread starter macrumors newbie

    MacBlues

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    Thanks dude, i try but i dont know the command boot from a usb.

    I had record a cd with the image of the "recuperation disk" utility (the same of the usb). I turn on the iMac, hit the "c" key and the screen stay grey. No more, no start.

    I need a command or something more???

    thanks

    the burn has made in a macbook with os x 10.5
     

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