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ryju Mar 16, 2003 10:08 AM
Os 8.5?
My friend has an old 200MHz performa tower with 8.1 on it.
She tried to install either 8.6 or 9.0 on it (can't remember) but it said it needed 8.5.

Is 8.5 an update you have to pay for? I haven't been able to find it for download anywhere. But if anyone could point me to some information regarding this that would be great. Thanks.
 
bradoesch Mar 16, 2003 05:43 PM
Re: Os 8.5?
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Originally posted by ryju:


Is 8.5 an update you have to pay for?
Yes.

I'd strange that 8.6 and 9 didn't work. Maybe it doesn't have enough RAM???

Brad
 
ryju Mar 16, 2003 08:54 PM
Oh sorry, it has 90mb or so of RAM.
 
BLAZE_MkIV Mar 16, 2003 11:52 PM
Did you boot off the install CD? It could be that the installer won't run under 8.1.
A 200mhz performa tower off the top of my head i'd have to say a 6400 or 6360.
 
bradoesch Mar 17, 2003 02:07 AM
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Originally posted by ryju:
Oh sorry, it has 90mb or so of RAM.
No shortage for OS 9 there.
 
Big Mac Mar 18, 2003 04:48 PM
I think I understand what is going on here. Your friend has OS 8.1 and is trying to upgrade to OS 8.6. Your friend is probably trying to run the OS 8.6 updated file to update from OS 8.1 to 8.6. It doesn't work that way. You need the full OS 8.5, and only then can you update to 8.6. The same principle holds for OS 9. You need a true OS 9 install CD in order to install OS 9. Downloaded installers will not upgrade from one major OS to another.
 
Athens Mar 18, 2003 09:59 PM
I would use 8.6 personally I found on anything under a G3 it was the fastest, 9 lagged on my 180Mhz.

You need 8.5 then update to 8.6 :) 8.6 is free after u have 8.5 installed.
 
ryju Mar 20, 2003 08:52 PM
Thankyou very much for the replies.
 
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