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The Big Dawg Feb 8, 2003 10:47 PM
Can I install os 9.1 on my machine
I have a Macintosh Power PC 8500/120 computer that has been upgraded with a Sonnet Crescendo G4 400/1M card at 445 mhz.

I'm installing a new hard drive and don't have any install disks. I was thinking of buying a 9.1 install disk. I believe it will work but thought I'd check here first to make sure.

Do you think this is the best os to use on this machine? Thanks.

:)
 
bradoesch Feb 9, 2003 02:34 AM
Apple says your machine only supports 9.0, but you should be able to use OS 9 Helper from Other World Computing to get your maching running 9.1. The compatibility page lists your 8500 as compatible with 9.1, but I was confused about the upgrade card. It says that 2.0.1 of Sonnet works. Do Sonnet upgrade cards come with software? The compatibly page is here if you want to check it yourself.
 
George Orville Feb 11, 2003 12:19 AM
Re: Can I install os 9.1 on my machine
Shareware MacTracker say that your computor will run OS 9.1....

I am running OS 9.1 with my 7300 and a Sonnet Crescendo G3 400.............. Go for it.........

You don't need any OS9 Helper shareware........

bigbiker
 
kbata Feb 11, 2003 10:41 PM
You can run 9.1 without any changes. If you want to use 9.2 or X you need helper software. OS X runs great on my upgraded 7500.
 
bradoesch Feb 12, 2003 11:34 PM
Re: Re: Can I install os 9.1 on my machine
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Originally posted by George Orville:
Shareware MacTracker say that your computor will run OS 9.1....

I am running OS 9.1 with my 7300 and a Sonnet Crescendo G3 400.............. Go for it.........

You don't need any OS9 Helper shareware........

bigbiker
So when Apple says 9.0, what they mean is they only support up to 9.0, not that it won't take anything higher?
 
jasonyates Feb 23, 2003 10:44 PM
Re: Re: Re: Can I install os 9.1 on my machine
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Originally posted by bradoesch:
So when Apple says 9.0, what they mean is they only support up to 9.0, not that it won't take anything higher?
I don't know what Apple says about it, but as far as I know the older machines (PCI PowerMacs, such as the 8500 for instance) will run up to 9.1 normally. 9.2.1, 9.2.2, etc. will also run, but that is when you need to use "OS 9 Helper" to make it install.

With a G4 upgrade card you may as well try running OS X if you can get your hands on a copy.

-Jason
 
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