Re: [NTLK] [OT] looking for a Mac guru

From: David Abramowitz (
Date: Tue Jun 21 2005 - 12:08:05 PDT

On Jun 21, 2005, at 2:44 PM, Ed Kummel wrote:
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> Thanks
> I really hate to do this, but my title of "gadget
> Guru" means that people of all types ask me for my
> help (yesterday it was a guy using his PS3 to browse
> the internet!)
> Now, I have a coworker who picked up an ibook G3
> "cheap". He's not Mac at all and he is trying to
> upgrade the OS from 9.2(?)
> He was given a copy of 10.2 by the person he got the
> ibook from, so he's trying to install it.
> I don't know the specs, but he says that it may be 64
> or 128mb RAM and a 500mHz processor. It craps out
> right after the language selection screen...


This is a prime indicator that the OSX install discs DID NOT come
with the machine, which is pretty obvious given that he's running
9.2. Apple ships machine-specific discs with their new machines, so
the 10.2 he got was probably from someone else's machine, not a
retail copy of 10.2 (Jaguar), which is what he needs to do the install.

- Dave

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