On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 04:35:17PM -0000, kelebrate wrote:
> Basically, I'm wondering how to go about upgrading the OS in SS
> to OS 9. We don't have any of the OS installation discs and the
> apple download site only has version upgrades it seems.
Yes. Although Apple was kind enough to leave system disks up to 7.5
(except 7.1) up for free download, anything after that has to be bought.
The problem with that is Apple no longer sells them, you either have to
buy NOS (new old stock) from a dealer or a used copy.
> Can I upgrade directly from 7.5 to OS9 with an OS9 install disc?
> If so, do you know the best place to get one?
Yes. Up to MacOs 9.0.4. Anything later or an upgrade beyond it will
not work properly (or at all).
Best is relative. If you want a factory fresh disk in it's original box
with whatever paperwork came with it, then you should find a dealer.
If a used, but working, disk is ok for you then you should try the local
FREECYCLE and similar on-line lists to see if someone will give you or
sell you one cheaply.
You can ask at a local Mac user's group/email list (if there is one), and
post your general location here, someone nearby may be able to help you.
The owner of this list has gone to considerable effort to put together a
working Sheepshaver system complete with a disk image containing
a good OS, WordPerfect 3.5e and several useful utilities.
If you have a good enough Internet connection, you should download it
and use that instead it will save you a lot of work (look in the links/
Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jerusalem, Israel gsm@...