Thread: INSTALLING OS 9 ON iMAC G3
03-21-2005, 02:12 AM #1mloosemoGuestINSTALLING 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).
Can I delete the OS 8.6 somehow, after backing it up just in case?
03-21-2005, 10:21 AM #2BadgerGuest
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.
03-21-2005, 11:59 PM #3
Originally Posted by mloosemo
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You have to have the full install CD though, not the upgrade.
Drive Setup is in the Utilities folder on the CD.
03-22-2005, 02:35 AM #4mloosemoGuestOriginally Posted by Badger
C'est bien, Badger...
I followed the advice of the poster after you, and it worked fine.
Thanks for your assistance anyway!
03-22-2005, 02:38 AM #5mloosemoGuestWorks fine!!Originally Posted by IanCT
Thanks Ian (CT?)...
followed yr instructions to the word, and everything went s-m-o-o-t-h-l-y
Should've been simple....
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