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    JonDesign
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    Can't get OS9 to install on Beige G3
    Hello everyone. I just recently picked up an old Beige G3 300mzh. It came with OS 8.0, so I upgraded to 8.6, but now I'm trying to upgrade to 9.0 and it won't let me. I get an error message that tells me I can't install it on my machine and then directs me to read the user manual (which I don't have).

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance for any help you can offer,

    Jon

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    It sounds like you are trying to install using a System 9 disc that was designated for a specific model. You need to have a System 9 disc (the "Boxed" version) that will install on any system.

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    Badger
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonDesign
    Hello everyone. I just recently picked up an old Beige G3 300mzh. It came with OS 8.0, so I upgraded to 8.6, but now I'm trying to upgrade to 9.0 and it won't let me. I get an error message that tells me I can't install it on my machine and then directs me to read the user manual (which I don't have).

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance for any help you can offer,

    Jon
    I checked an Apple info document; the beige G3 is compatible with all versions of OS 9 including 9.2.2. You can download many Apple service guides at: http://home.earthlink.net/~strahm_s/manuals.html.

    In addition to an issue with the type of installer CD noted above OS 9 rquires (much) more RAM than previous systems. I would check that also.
    Badger

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