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Older system software on a iMac (system 7, 7.5??)
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Apr 17, 2001, 06:36 PM
 
is it possible? I just wanna have one on a partion just for nostalgia sake

I'm looking for System 7 or 7.5.

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Apr 17, 2001, 07:09 PM
 
Not if you want to start up from it. Otherwise, System 7.5 Version 7.53 is at http://asu.info.apple.com/swupdates.nsf/artnum/n11258 .

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Apr 17, 2001, 07:48 PM
 
Originally posted by AppleScript:
Not if you want to start up from it. Otherwise, System 7.5 Version 7.53 is at http://asu.info.apple.com/swupdates.nsf/artnum/n11258 .

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I tried to install 7.01 on my imac temp partition. I can choose it in the system startup panel but it doesnt' boot up from it, it reverts back to os 9.1 everytime.

any help?
     
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Apr 18, 2001, 12:47 AM
 
You need a minimum system version to start up your computer. It depends on which revision of the iMac you are using, but is never less than 8.1 for an iMac.

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Apr 18, 2001, 06:40 PM
 
Use vMac to emulate a Mac (yes emulate a MAC on a MAC)!

get it from http://www.bannister.org/software/index_emu.htm

You'll have to find the ROM and System disks yourself, but it runs rather smoothly on any recent Mac.

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