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gromit95 Jun 4, 2001 10:21 AM
oc 9 from imac on to a 8500
Can I install os 9 from my original I mac cd on to a 8500 and how do i do it

fred :)
 
Jonnie13 Jun 4, 2001 11:08 AM
I don't think you will be able to do a system install with that CD. Apple has made sure that you will need a OS installer disc that was created/sold specifically for *any* computer and not the hardware specific disc packaged with your iMac. I see this kind of thing happen on eBay where a OS OEM disc is sold and the person buying it finds out it won't work on his/her system because it's the wrong hardware configuration.
 
Moonray Jun 4, 2001 01:24 PM
That's true, the simple answer is: You can't. The systems delivered with a Mac aren't installable on other Macs. One reason is that there was some adaption needed for a new Mac which wasn't build in into the 'general' version, another is surely that Apple wants to sell a copy from time to time ;)

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<gromit95> Jun 5, 2001 02:36 PM
thanks for the info
back to e-bay for the correct disk

fred :) :) :)
 
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