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Installing Jaguar on an eMac?

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Freddiey13 Calculating status...
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Oct 22, 2013 3:49 PM

I have a 1GHz eMac with ATI Graphics, and I would like to install OS X Jaguar onto it, I got my grandpa (who live in Texas) to mail a backup copy of his Jaguar install cd, he said it should work fine but when I go and try to boot to the cd it just goes stairght to the installed OS.

 

Please help me

Thank you

eMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Oct 22, 2013 3:58 PM (in response to Freddiey13)

    Hello, do you know if it was a Retail Jaguar Install Disc, or a Gray Machine specific one?

     

    Your eMac came wirh a special version of 10.2... OSX 10.2.5 (6J73)

  • roam Level 6 Level 6 (13,545 points)
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    Oct 23, 2013 5:21 AM (in response to Freddiey13)

    Not sure about the CD, but why don't you load the ATI Graphics with 10.4 if you still have it? It is a better OS in several ways; more stable for one.

  • roam Level 6 Level 6 (13,545 points)
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    Oct 24, 2013 2:48 AM (in response to Freddiey13)

    I used to have a similar eMac, the 1GHz ATI, which came with 10.2. I upgraded it to 10.3 which was a great OS. This eMac only had 256Kb of RAM as standard. When I added another 512Kb it speeded it up considerably as it did not have to swap data out to the HD as frequently. The performance improvement was quite noticeable.  Later I added a second 512Kb to max it out at 1GB of RAM, but as an example of diminishing returns, it did not improve things much.

     

    I did not run Tiger on it, but did install 10.5 and found that taxed the resources too heavily making it too slow and so went back to 10.3.

     

    Before you give up on 10.4, which I imagined the 1GHz ATI would run well on, have you maxed out the RAM to 1GHz, and allowed for sufficient free space on the small hard drive, say keeping about 10GB free?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Oct 24, 2013 10:35 AM (in response to Freddiey13)

    There were two models, one with a CD reader that could boot both, z& one with a CD/DVD reader that could only boot OSX.

     

    I specially ordered the one that could boot OS9, but never reall got it to do that other than a tiny 320*240 sceen in the middle of the display. It can still run Classic OS9 emulation using Classic while booted from OSX.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 10:34 AM (in response to Freddiey13)

    OK, good luck!

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