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9.0.4: won't install Mac OS
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hmr
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May 7, 2000, 07:36 PM
 
I'm having problems with my Macintrash computer (rev. A iMac) after I installed Mac OS 9 and upgraded to 9.0.4. The thing is that I can't install any Mac OS over 9.0.4 (I've tried Mac OS 8.1, 8.5, 8.5.1-IS, 8.6 and 9.0). I've even tried reformatting my hard disc drive (burning my Applications, Documents and existing System Folder onto a CD for safe keeping).
When I do a clean install (even onto another partition of my HD; which is a Toshiba 13GB E-IDE, btw) my iMac refuses to boot up dumbing me straight into the 'Open Firmware console' (don't know what to call it).

I've tried zapping my PRAM and basically every single advise in 'the book' ...

Any ideas?
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May 10, 2000, 05:04 PM
 
many people say that the file "Mac OS ROM" must be within the first 8GB of the drive for it to be properly recognized.
     
hmr  (op)
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May 10, 2000, 05:40 PM
 
Hm.... I see.

Thanks.

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May 10, 2000, 09:03 PM
 
I had some suggestions, but why do you call your poor iMac Macintrash? And why would you need to install an OS over 9.0.4? What do you mean by "over?" Do you mean a "higher version number than," or "in addition to?"

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May 28, 2000, 11:56 PM
 
I was wondering the same thing as someone. Why would you call your Macintosh Macintrash? Why would you want to load an older operating system over a new one? I am running 9.0.4 and it is running great!!!! What kind of problems are you experiencing with the new 9.0.4? Mabey they can be corrected.

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