In article <google.com>,
net (Eric Schwarzkopf) wrote:
Don't do it...
The process for the iMac CD is *FAIRLY* simple, but *DOES NOT* give you
a "complete" install - among other things, trying to do anything with
the "Modem" control panel will puke on you, apparently due to some part
(So far, I haven't figured out precisely WHAT part, or if there's a way
to work around it being missing) of the Apple Guide system not getting
FWIW: Here's a simplified breakdown of his directions as I got them:
Boot the CD (He tells us we've gotta do this 'cause of the longer
filenames that are possible under 9 - MacOS < 9 can't handle copying
some of the files on the CD because the filenames are too long - I can't
say for sure whether he's right, wrong, or otherwise)
Fiddle with window size/positioning to get the "Configurations" folder
into view. Open it up. Inside, you'll find the files "iMac HD.readme"
and "iMac HD.img".
Mount the "iMac HD.img" file (you'll probably use DiskCopy automatically
- that's fine)
Copy everything from the image to your HD. Go out and get a sandwich...
it takes a while, even on a quick machine.
Now that you've finished your sandwich, hopefully the copy is complete
and 9 is sitting on your HD. If it isn't yet, go watch some TV, build a
1/2 scale model of the Casbah using only toothpicks and elmer's glue as
raw material, have another sandwich, or do something similarly
time-consuming... If it is, go into the System Folder (on the HD...) and
delete a couple iMac specific things (Mainly the "ROM" file and 9.0.4
enabler - there were a couple more, but without the instructions right
here in front of me, I can'tremember them)
Reboot from your HD.
Poof. You're done.
If you'd be so kind as to get with me via Email (Mine's "in the clear")
with the seller's name/Email, I'd appreciate it. If it's the same guy,
and from what you say, it sounds like it is, I'm wanting to get back in
touch with him, and all attempts to contact him through the address that
worked during the auction have failed and/or been ignored. Not sure if
that's because he uses a throwaway address per auction, doesn't want to
hear from me, or something else, but I need to get with him to get a
fresh copy of his "instructions" (Which I've managed to lose) to see if
they contain a hint at how/why the problem with the "Modem" control
panel comes about. Maybe I deleted something more than I should have?
Maybe I *DIDN'T* delete something I should have? Maybe, maybe, maybe...
Maybe don't cure the problem!
Whatever the exact cause, internet connectivity can't be set up due to
the modem control panel failing to run, so from where I sit, the install
method is pretty well useless. Thankfully, I cashed out on this deal for
a fairly small price tag, so I'm not out much.
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