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11-30-2001, 11:06 AM
I wanted to upgrade from 8.6 to 9.x on my G3 upgraded legacy macs(s-900's and 7600) and I bought the OSX 10.1 CD with OS 9.2 CD included, thinking it would be a wiser buy with the future in mind. After I ordered it, I noticed some postings about trying to install 9.2 on earlier macs. Do I have to buy an earlier version of OS 9 for my computers? I haven't opened the OS 10.1 box yet, and may be able to return it. I'm sure if I upgrade to a new MAC in the future, it'll have OX 10 installed. I don't want to open the new OS box to find out if the earlier version of 9.x is included. Maybe someone here knows......... Any comments would be appreciated.

11-30-2001, 12:14 PM
Hi william,
Your right, 9.2 was written to meet hardware needs on the new G3 and G4 machines. Most of the differences between 9.2 and 9.1 are specific for those machines and do your Legacy macs no good, too much work to install a OS that won't work as well.

The 10.1 will install using the excellent UnsupportedX install utility. But you'd be better off with 9.1.1 (I think that's the current version)


12-01-2001, 12:27 PM

I returned the OSX CD. I'll stick with 8.6 for the legacy machines and think about buying a modern mac to use the later OS. All of this trying to run unsupported software sounds challenging, but very hectic and time consuming.

12-01-2001, 06:31 PM
I read that UU was written on a 7300, but I can't get OS X to even boot. Even installing it on a B&W (w/ G4 cpu etc) it won't. OS X doesn't like all CDROMs. But 9.1+ does run well on G3/400 with 256MB+

Considering how much better 10.1.1 is and 10.2 is due in Jan, it still may be March before Apple makes OS X the default OS.

9.1 has better VM memory management, more native code, and if you have a G4 cpu memory thruput can benefit 50% above bus speed. 9.0.4 is available and 9.1 is free upgrade but I had trouble with that route and needed the full 9.1 install CD. If 8.6 works, wait. A lot of stuff is still being refined and developed.

Darwin 1.4.1 might be an easier go of it to get a feel for OS X's basics but at only $30.

I was going to wait for SoftRAID-X but I'm hooked on OS X now. ATTO benchmark in X 10.1.1 shows low writes (35MB/s versus 51MB/s sustained in 9.2), and very high reads (even sustained is 120MB+) on a single X15 Cheetah. But it feels like it is even faster than that when I copy 5-10GB in just minutes. SCSI just flies in this OS.