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    mloosemo
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    INSTALLING OS 9 ON iMAC G3
    I recently bought a used iMac G3, which has a French language OS 8.6 on it. I have an OS 9.2.1 installer, but it refuses to install over the OS 8.6. I've tried using Clean Install Assistant, but it informs me that I can't install over the 8.6.

    All the other messages I get are in French, which I only have a vague recollection of from high school (and that's a l-o-n-g time ago).

    Any ideas?

    Can I delete the OS 8.6 somehow, after backing it up just in case?

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    Badger
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    It sounds like the OS 9 CD is not designed for an iMac or it's an update CD, not a full OS 9 install. If you can post the French message I'll translate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mloosemo
    Can I delete the OS 8.6 somehow, after backing it up just in case?
    After you boot from CD, run Drive Setup to Initialize the hard drive (format), then run OS Install. This doesn't solve the backup problem though, but if it's in French I wouldn't want to back it up anyway.

    You have to have the full install CD though, not the upgrade.

    Drive Setup is in the Utilities folder on the CD.

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    mloosemo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger
    It sounds like the OS 9 CD is not designed for an iMac or it's an update CD, not a full OS 9 install. If you can post the French message I'll translate it.

    C'est bien, Badger...
    I followed the advice of the poster after you, and it worked fine.
    Thanks for your assistance anyway!

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    mloosemo
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    Thumbs up Works fine!!
    Quote Originally Posted by IanCT
    After you boot from CD, run Drive Setup to Initialize the hard drive (format), then run OS Install. This doesn't solve the backup problem though, but if it's in French I wouldn't want to back it up anyway.

    You have to have the full install CD though, not the upgrade.

    Drive Setup is in the Utilities folder on the CD.



    Thanks Ian (CT?)...
    followed yr instructions to the word, and everything went s-m-o-o-t-h-l-y

    Should've been simple....

    Mick

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