How to get from system 7.0 to system 7.5?
Posted on 1997-08-14
I appear to be in somewhat of a pickle:
How would I install system 7.5 on a PowerBook 140 w/system 7.0? I have a
couple ideas, but I'm afraid to try without someone's opinion.
Somethings to keep in mind while advice giving:
I also have networkable a Performa 550/CD
I have access to an external CD-ROM drive (The school will let me borrow it)
I have the sytem 7.5 CD that came w/my Performa
A system 7.5.3 CD from a PowerMac
I was thinking along the lines of:
Possible solution A: Hooking my Performa 550/CD up to the PB w/a small network, using the 7.5 CD as the PB's startup disk, and perform a clean install on the PB.
But there might be some problems:
My buddy with a Mac Classic II tried it, but it [the mac] said the extensions [File sharing, appletalk, etc] were too new.
And I'm not entirely sure a shared volume could be used as a startup disk if it was not local.
Possible solution B: Go out and find the system 7.5 full install disks. But do the sytem 7.5 install disks even exist? (I called Apple, they said something to the effect of "buzz off,")
C: Go out and buy the 7.5.3 developer's CD. (Supposedly comes with sys 7.5.3 FULL install)
I can supply the proper UPDATERS, but I'd need the full system to update it.
Any disk images, advice, criticism, other solutions ANYTHING would be a big help.
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