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installing 8.6 on G4 CD on other machines.
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Sep 29, 2000, 06:10 PM
 
hi.

I just reinitialized a pb1400 thinking that I could install the 8.6 that was included with my G4... As expected, it won't let me - says I need the right installer script.

Does anyone know of workarounds to this??

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Sep 29, 2000, 07:41 PM
 
Do you have the "software restore" disk? if so, there should be a disk image on it somewhere. Mount it and copy its contents to th PB hard drive to install.

That's how I used my iMac CD to install OS 9 onto my beige G3 and 2nd-gen PBG3.

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Sep 29, 2000, 11:43 PM
 
I think that I went about it back-asswards. I found 'a' disk image that was actually the complete system and transferred that over to the powerbook. Once it was done I blessed the new system folder and trashed the old one.

It seems to me that these things used to be easier to do....

Thanks for your help.
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Sep 30, 2000, 09:14 AM
 
Yeah, they were. Heck, the iMac CD said, when I tried to install it normally on the beige machine, that it was "incompatible with this machine."

It's been running on it for three months now...

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Sep 30, 2000, 09:38 AM
 
First, let's remember that that is a violation of the user agreement. The OS 9 that you can install from say a G-4 machine is licensed for that machine and it is a violation of the user agreement to install in on a second machine.

That said. It is the system folder on the disk that does not start up the pirate machine. The system it installs will be fine.
     
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Sep 30, 2000, 10:23 AM
 
First, let's remember that that is a violation of the user agreement. The OS 9 that you can install from say a G-4 machine is licensed for that machine and it is a violation of the user agreement to install in on a second machine.

That said. It is the system folder on the disk that does not start up the pirate machine. The system it installs will be fine.
     
   
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