Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > Enthusiast Zone > Classic Macs and Mac OS > Installing os 9 on beige G3

Installing os 9 on beige G3
Thread Tools
Senior User
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Barcelona, SPAIN
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 8, 2001, 12:03 AM
 
Hi, I'm trying to install os 9 on my beige G3/266 tower of my G4 os 9 install disk but the system refuses to do so - says it isn't the right computer for it. Does it really matter what type it is??? If so then do I need to go and buy myself another copy of it?

Tobbi
     
Mac Elite
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: South Hadley, MA, USA
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 8, 2001, 12:23 AM
 
I'm not sure I understand what you're asking. You're trying to install MacOS 9 on your beige G3, yes? And you're using the install disk from your G4? If so, give up now, you can't do that. That CD-ROM is intended for the model of machine it came with and only that model. For the G3, you'll have to get a normal copy.
Is this a good place for an argument?
Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Me
     
tobster  (op)
Senior User
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Barcelona, SPAIN
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 8, 2001, 12:33 AM
 
... and to do that I would need to buy another copy even though I have this one (I bought this one on ebay)?

thanx, Tobbi
     
Mac Enthusiast
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Green Bay, WI USA
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 8, 2001, 09:54 AM
 
yes, you would need to get a full retail version.

------------------
The Mac Information Depot. Why go anywhere else?
Giantmike's Website - Version 5.0
     
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Sammamish, WA
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 8, 2001, 10:58 AM
 
Ummm... I use my dad's os 8.5 disk "made" for his b&w g3 fro my C600... it works fine. Can't wait for 9.1 tho...

------------------
" I couldn't tell if the streaker was a man or a woman because it had a bag on it's head." -- Yogi Berra
     
m7
Fresh-Faced Recruit
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: philadelphia
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 8, 2001, 01:58 PM
 
What about the program called "Wish I were". I can't seem to find a copy of it, but it used to be great for fooling an install CD that you were installing on the correct machine. What it did was allowed you to change your machines Gestalt ID to that of a different machine. Worked great on getting some clones to cooperate. I do not know if it has been updated recently. The last time I used it it was before G4's came out.

I think I got it off of a MacAddict CD.
     
   
Thread Tools
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:17 PM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2015 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2