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Upgrade Bondi Blue imac

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Have an old Bondi Blue imac - HD is blank - initialized - I have an OS 9.2.2 and 9.2.1 CD - try to install and it says firmware needs to be updated - trouble is the HD is blank and I don't have an 8.6 CD to get an install done so I can upgrade firmware and then move up to 9.2.2 - any ideas?
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Nope. I've run into this before. You'll need to install 8.6 on it first.

If you have a bootable CD with 8.6 on it, try dragging that System Folder to the iMac and then booting off that.

Very frustrating, I know.
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gotta try to dig up an 8.6 cd - ugh
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ok - so i got 8.5 back on this machine (didn't have an 8.6 cd, just 8.5) - downloaded firmware version 3.0 - updated it with paperclip on the side of the machine - tried to install 9.2.2 - still have message that firmware needs to be updated - what now?
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and firmware versions 4.1.7 or 4.1.9 don't seem to work on this machine - is there a specific version i need?
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good question. check this link <http://search.info.apple.com/?search=Go&lr=lang_en&kword=&q=imac%20firmware> to see the available firmware updates for that machine.
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Can those early iMacs run anything higher than OS 9.1? I know they don't play nice with OS X.
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They can run 9.2.2, but anything above 9.1 on those machines doesn't do much except for add OS X compatibility in "classic" mode. That machine will run Panther (10.3) which I recommend over 10.2 because 10.3 generally speeds things up. I know 10.2 didn't do much on that machine, but 10.3 might be worth the effort. Either way, you'll have to upgrade the firmware to make it happen.
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