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  • David Groyer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi

    I have a iMac G3 with Mac OS 9.0 it has no problem with internet maybe your Modem and Ethernet plugs are damged or down grade to mac os 9.0 it gives me no problems

    Thanks

    David Groyer
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 Level 9 (52,210 points)
    That should be a "regular" CD, with Icons of files and folders in it. It can be read by any version of Mac OS.

    So if you insert it with OS 9 running, it should mount its Icon on the desktop, and you should be able to see files when you open that icon. One of the files is named "Install Mac OS X", and clicking on it is another good way to start the Installation process.
  • fall0317 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i do not have a problem with my internet... i am on the computer now. i am just having trouble viewing today's webpages (facebook, hotmail, myspace, yahoo... ect) so i got the 10.2 disc, it ran beautifully on my clamshell but this imac is giving me problems. if any one uses os9 and has NO problem viewing current webpages, please give me a holler. when i insert the installation disk after 9.2 boots, i follow it to the folder and click on the installation icon. it prompts me to restart the computer. as i do so, it will take forever to boot, spit the disk back at me, and take forever to load anything. eventually it will load os9 agian. should i use an external cd-rom drive to complete the install? i have no problem with os9, other than the fact that i can't view current webpages... i do not want to use 8 browsers to view one web page.
  • christopher rigby1 Level 4 Level 4 (2,095 points)
    As well as OS 9 not having any up-to-date browsers to display modern web-pages, there is one other thing you should be aware of :

    OS 9 and dial-up work great together, but broadband can cause connection problems.

    OS X and broadband work great together, but dial-up has been known to cause connection problems.

    Perhaps you have been running OS 9 ok with broadband? But even a change of machine and/or modem and/or ISP can make something that worked fine before, suddenly not work at all. Just be aware of this...
  • fall0317 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    my internet works great. its the browsers that i can't handle.
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 Level 9 (52,210 points)
    Answers to why it will not boot the CD depend on your Hardware configuration:

    How much RAM memory is installed?

    If it is a 400 MHz iMac it should have a slot-load CD, and use Firmware 4.1.9. Is that what you have installed?

    75130- iMac Firmware Update 4.1.9: Information and Download
  • fall0317 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    yeah, its all up to date and can handle it. its my stupid mistake; i used the same disk that i used on the clamshell to load onto the imac. one user license... gosh.. i didn't even think; i was so giddy to get it up and running. i wish i could find a decent version of 10.3
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 Level 9 (52,210 points)
    If what you have is a white "Full Retail" Mac OS X 10.2 CD with Jaguar fur on the X, that is an ethical and licensing dilemma, not a technical dilemma.

    "Full Retail" Mac OS X 10.2 CDs do not have an interlock at the Installation level.

    If you have grey CDs for a specific Mac, they may not install at all on a different Mac.
  • Stargazer418 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    If the disc works in the clamshell, but doesn't work in the iMac, it may be the iBook-specific version of Mac OS. Is the disk white with an orange 9 in the middle, or a gray CD that says iBook on it?
  • fall0317 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    its grey with "imac" on it. i still used it on my clamshell... should i not have?
  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (46,655 points)
    Hi fall317;

    No.

    Allan
    tiger
  • fall0317 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    okay, why should i have not used this disk on my ibook. and why can't i load it onto my imac?
  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (46,655 points)
    It's illegal.

    Allan
    tiger
  • christopher rigby1 Level 4 Level 4 (2,095 points)
    You were lucky it worked at all in the clamshell. In days gone by, Apple laptops used a different version of Finder and other System files too - you simply could not have made it happen. So I'm quite surprised you got an iMac install disk to work in your iBook.

    However that doesn't explain why your iMac disks didn't work in the iMac. They are the original disks for that particular machine, right? Or at least, the correct ones for that model?
  • fall0317 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    okay. well i put os9 back on my clamshell... i dont want to break the law lol. and for the imac, it's not the disk that came with the computer but it doesn't specify which version of the computer it will work with. it's a retail disk, so... i don't understand why its not working
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