?
Solved

Upgrade from English MacOS 8.6 to Chinese OS9

Posted on 2000-02-21
6
Medium Priority
?
323 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
Does anybody know if I can do this? I am currently using powerbook G3 with English MacOS8.6.

One more thing, I've installed two language kits(Chinese and Japanese). I wonder if I can upgrade to Chinese OS9 without screwing too much...
0
Comment
Question by:juiting
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
weed earned 400 total points
ID: 2547516
Since OS9 is a completely new system, not an update, you should have no problems. Just be sure to get rid of all the 8.6 stuff. Dont do a "dirty install". To be on the safe side i would also back up my entire hard drive, wipe the powerbook drive with apples drive setup and install 9.0 from scratch. You probably dont have to do that but sometimes its worth it just to be safe.
0
 

Author Comment

by:juiting
ID: 2547650
You mentioned, "To be on the safe side i would also back up my entire hard drive, wipe the powerbook drive with apples drive setup and install 9.0 from scratch." Can you be more specific on that? I am notsure how I can wipe off the current stuff and be able to install a new OS.

Are you saying something like "format" in PC?
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:weed
ID: 2547693
Yes basically thats what im saying. Put all the information from your powerbook, sans the current system folder, onto zip, jaz, CDR, another computer..whatever. Just so your information is backed up. Then booting off your chinese os9 cd format the drive and install os9. You probably dont have to do this but its better safe than sorry.
0
Manage your data center from practically anywhere

The KN8164V features HD resolution of 1920 x 1200, FIPS 140-2 with level 1 security standards and virtual media transmissions at twice the speed. Built for reliability, the KN series provides local console and remote over IP access, ensuring 24/7 availability to all servers.

 

Author Comment

by:juiting
ID: 2547722
Thanks for quick response. Hopefully, this is the last question:)

How do I format the drive and install OS9 at the same time?

What I can think of is to put in CD first and ... then?
0
 

Author Comment

by:juiting
ID: 2547770
You mentioned, "To be on the safe side i would also back up my entire hard drive, wipe the powerbook drive with apples drive setup and install 9.0 from scratch." Can you be more specific on that? I am notsure how I can wipe off the current stuff and be able to install a new OS.

Are you saying something like "format" in PC?
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:weed
ID: 2547774
That is something that your manual should take you through but to sum it up.

Put the CD in, hold down the C key and restart. Keep the C key held down until you see the smiley mac. Open apples Drive Setup in the utilities folder on your CD. Select your drive and hit the initialize button. Close Drive Setup. Run the OS9 installer from the root level of the CD. Proceed normally.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

What's a UDID? If you're involved in developing, testing, or even reviewing an iOS application that's in beta, then at some point you may need to know the UDID for any iOS devices that you'll be testing on. What's the UDID? It stands for Unique Dev…
How can this article save you time AND money?  In just a few minutes you may discover something you didn't know existed that is easy enough for you to fix yourself!
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …
In this video, Percona Solution Engineer Rick Golba discuss how (and why) you implement high availability in a database environment. To discuss how Percona Consulting can help with your design and architecture needs for your database and infrastr…

765 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question