6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 7, 2013 5:02 PM by Jonathan8787
Jonathan8787 Level 1 (0 points)

Do I need to update to OS 9 before updating to OS X Jaguar on my iMac G3? please help me. As of right now, my internet only shows the following websites... Google and apple.com

Im curently running on O 8.6


iMac, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, Please help.
  • Niel Level 10 (298,740 points)

    If it's a tray-loading iMac, no.

    If it's a slot-loading iMac, yes; Mac OS 9 is needed to run a firmware update for Jaguar to work.

     

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  • Jonathan8787 Level 1 (0 points)

    Niel. Dont hate me for this, but... Im new to the Mac World.. whats the difference?

  • Niel Level 10 (298,740 points)

    Whether there is a carrier tray or a slot at the front of the iMac, just to the left of the power button.

     

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  • Jonathan8787 Level 1 (0 points)

    Okay there is a slot next to the power button right to the left. So i have to get the OS 9 dis beforeI install Operating System Jaguar?

  • Niel Level 10 (298,740 points)

    Yes. Another way to tell is to check the computer's CPU speed; machines with a speed of 333MHz or slower are tray-loading, while 350MHz and faster iMac G3s use slot-loading optical drives.

     

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  • Jonathan8787 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think I was on it when I got home, and I think it said some thing like 333. I will have to check later. I tried reinstalling OS 8.6 because whenever I try to get on Facebook, or practically any website besides google and apple.com, it always says "this file is not located" at this point I just have no idea what to do.... by updating, will that allow me to get on Facebook?