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(Note: I've never used OS9 before...)

As mentioned in the OSx86 Installation forum, my brother's friend gave me a PowerBook G3 with OS9. It has a lot of...stuff...on there and I was wondering how I could get rid of all the files and make it like new. Keep in mind that I don't have any install CDs, just the PowerBook. Thanks!

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how bout, getting rid of os 9 permanently and install os x. hint hint

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The fast way is to re install Mac OS 9 directly from the CD, erase the destination Disk.

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macgirl, he did mention that he doesn't have an Installation CD.

Other than grabbing an install CD off p2p or something I don't see a way you can get around to that osmthi...

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Certainly, he need an OS 9 installation CD, which is as easy as OS X to obtain, I think is even easier since it is smaller.

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Using some tricks you can install even Mac OS X up to 10.3. Having a RAM 128 or more it is pretty usable.

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To be honest, finding OS9 is not easy. BUT, I think there is a website called MacDomain which is a DOT ORG site that MIGHT(wink wink) have what you are looking for. I THINK(wink) you may need Nero though. Hope that helps ya. I just had the same problem and using the install disc for a clean install is the only way to go. :)

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To be honest, finding OS9 is not easy. BUT, I think there is a website called MacDomain which is a DOT ORG site that MIGHT(wink wink) have what you are looking for. I THINK(wink) you may need Nero though. Hope that helps ya. I just had the same problem and using the install disc for a clean install is the only way to go. :)


*LOL* Subtelty is your game :)

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LOL :)

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To be honest, finding OS9 is not easy. BUT, I think there is a website called MacDomain which is a DOT ORG site that MIGHT(wink wink) have what you are looking for. I THINK(wink) you may need Nero though. Hope that helps ya. I just had the same problem and using the install disc for a clean install is the only way to go. :D

The demon site of to rr en ts show me at least 3 different seeds and the naval :) ship site shows me 4, an they are from 420MB to 3.6GB (the one with 16 different languages of Mac OS 9)

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macgirl: I like YOUR subtlety too! :blink: I did find those but when I tried to DL them none worked. I believe their trackers have been shut down. I dunno.

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The thing about torrents that have no connection to a tracker is because they are using descentralized trackers/servers, fortunately azureus can handle it, it just need a plugin. See here http://azureus.sourc...in=azdhtscraper

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You're incredible! Thanks! :censored2: I've always had problems with that. Maybe this will help. Thanks again.

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Haha, thanks for the help, Escape and Macgirl. The site is down now, but I hope it's just a temporary thing. Luff to you both. <3

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Just to add this in, I just installed OSX 10.3.9 Panther last on my iMac G3 from the 2 Disc Install, and it works beautifully. Not the fastest but for only having 192MB ram, it's pretty cool.





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