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iBook G3 Snow Dual 600mhz Os9 installer?
« on: February 01, 2022, 11:18:41 AM »
Hi, Iím having issues installing Os9 again on my iBook G3 Dual 600mhz.
 Iíve downloaded a few different versions of the installers, I downloaded the link that has the G3 500mhz installers discs, they look exactly like the ones that came with my iBook originally which I have since lost.  Unfortunately I canít get it to install?  A symbol with a question mark comes up?  I also tried using the 9.2.2 universal installer and it boots to coloured lines across the screen?  Anyone have an idea what might be wrong?  Thanks in advance.

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Re: iBook G3 600mhz
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2022, 07:28:47 AM »
Reading back through all of your posts thus far,
seems that youíve some constant & persistent installation problem(s).

I wonder if you have created a trustworthy, dependable OS 9.2.2 install disc.
On which machine have you downloaded the files and then burnt them from?

Perhaps need to review just how youíre actually creating your installer disc(s)?

I gave up trying to burn on newer machines where Iíd downloaded them.
Now I move those downloaded files to a G4 and then burn installer discs there.

600 MHz G3 iBook, MDD and Quicksilvers here have no problem recognizing, booting
and installing from Universal or MacTronís Bootable Rescue CD discs created in this manner.

http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,2109.0.html   (Universal)

http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,1657.0.html   (MacTronís)

Hope that your problem(s) are as simple as this. ;)

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Re: iBook G3 Snow Dual 600mhz Os9 installer?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2022, 08:02:14 AM »
Hi

Which symbol do you have exactly ?  is it a folder or a floppy disk with a question mark ?

Then, did you burn your CD at low speed or not ? This can be very important to make it readable by your G3 drive.

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Re: iBook G3 Snow Dual 600mhz Os9 installer?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2022, 12:48:43 PM »
Thanks for the replies, Iíve tried to download different versions of the installer such as 9.1, 9.2, I managed to install one of them but ended up with coloured vertical lines going up and down the screen?  I think itís a specific installer that I need for this iBook.  Iíve been downloading the installers from here & Macintosh garden.

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Re: iBook G3 Snow Dual 600mhz Os9 installer?
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2022, 02:28:30 PM »
It seems to need a very specific version of OS 9.2.2.   :o

Sorry for the French link but you can give google translate a try if you donít read French:

https://forums.macg.co/threads/mac-os-9-2-1-sur-ibook-snow-600mhz-16mb-vram.1356317/page-2

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Re: iBook G3 Snow Dual 600mhz Os9 installer?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2022, 12:21:00 AM »
Thanks I just translated into English and it mentions about requiring the original installer discs for the iBook G3 snow 600mhz which has 16VRAM.  Maybe the only solution is to find the original discs?  I did find a link on Macintosh Garden for download for an iBook 500mhz machine and the photos of the actual discs look exactly the same as the ones I used to own.  I tried this but was unable to get the installer to work?  I guess I need to find my original discs!

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Re: iBook G3 Snow Dual 600mhz Os9 installer?
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2022, 05:33:49 AM »
Did you try on archive.org ?

Like here : https://archive.org/details/software?query=ibook+cd

Or more precisely here (maybe it is not exactly the right one, check it before):
https://archive.org/details/691-3353-AiBook._Mac_OS_v9.2.1_Install._For_iBook_G3_Late_2001._Disc_v1.1_CD

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Re: iBook G3 Snow Dual 600mhz Os9 installer?
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2022, 05:44:49 AM »
or if you are a swedish speaker  -afro-

https://archive.org/details/ibook-snow-2002-swe

 


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