So, what do you think of Mac OS 9.2.2?<br><br>I downloaded it, but I am not going to install it until this weekend when I have some time! I will let you guys know how it goes. In the mean time, here are my specs: <br><br>--iBook (Rev. A-Duel USB), 10 Gig HD, CD Drive (24X), 320MB RAM (VM Off), AirPort Card (Rev. A-AirPort 2.0) OS 9.2.1 <br>--iMac DV SE (500Mhz), 30 Gig HD, DVD-CD Drive (4X & 24X), 384MB RAM (VM Off), OS 9.2.1 <br>--PERHIPERALS: 61GB Maxtor 7200RPM External Hard Drive Via Macally IDE To FireWire Enclosure, USB Speakers (Harmon Kardon Sound Sticks & iSub), Que! Fire FireWire CDRW (12X-10X-32X), Palm Cradle (With USB Serial Adapter), External USB Zip Drive (100MB), Epson 740i, Macally iShock 1, Logitech MouseMan Wheel Wireless <br><br>ALL SOFTWARE IS UP TO DATE (except for the Mac OS of course :-)<br><br>OH, and you can also read this thread.<br><br>--------------------------<br>John Bailey ([color:red]Bdog</font color=red>)<br><br>Email Me! ---> firstname.lastname@example.org
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I just installed 9.2.2, while I was cleaning up all of my old empty cd jewels... nice way to waste the time...<br><br>First thing that I have to report (I'm 5 beers into the upgrade btw) is that "Enternet" the PPPoE protocol provided by my new ISP (@home [censored] on me this past weekend) doesn't work with 9.2.2... luckily I have a uGate DSL gateway, so I just set it up to do the pppoe stuff for me, but I have to say, I hate it when an OS upgrade breaks things...<br><br>so, if you're a SWBell DSL customer, and don't have something to do pppoe with that you're sure will work with 922 and SWB's service, then I wouldn't upgrade just yet. Call SWBell, explain that you want to upgrade your OS, and let them give you a solution... not that they'll be able to, but hey... at least then you have an excuse for not upgrading...<br><br>I can't tell any speed differences with 922 over the older OS, and I could give a rats ass about OS X compatability. I'm done using OS X on this upgraded iMac Rev/A (newer tech g4/466 in this little bondi puppy). OS X isn't stable enough on this old ass machine... I've run into too many issues that I'm not happy with, so I've decided to return to 9, until next summer/fall when I buy a newer machine... can't decide on an iBook/tiBook, or PowerMac, but I can guess that I won't be buying an iMac if I don't have too...<br><br>bottom line... at this point... and I hate to say it... I'm almost scared to upgrade anything that Apple puts out until I know that it's been run throught the ringer by other folks... <br><br>I was burned hard by the iTunes 2 upgrade, and now if I didn't have the DSL gateway, I'd have been doubly screwed... <br><br>so... this is my last upgrade of software that Apple has put out, unless I really need it... hate to say that...<br><br><br>
"In the old days, you'd finish a day's work and announce, 'I'm done.' Nobody ever does that now. There's never enough time." -- Elliott Masie
#2975 - 12/06/0101:45 AMRe: Mac OS 9.2.2
Great fun. Had to made 3 passes at it via Software Update. Did force quit after the two failures.... Looks like someone on MacFixIt had OS9 hosed by the interrupt.<br><br>When 3rd pass succeeded and did restart I had a folder named Mac OS 9.2.2 Update, 29GB in size on desktop. Huh? Stranger than fiction. Should go download the update from Software Update if available to see if I got everything, but suspect I did. How it made it to desktop folder I don't have a clue. Forget where it used to be when I did forced quits in the bad old days to retrieve installer.<br><br>Promptly opened CC8 and went back to regular set. Restarted into OS X 10.1.1. Don't have a clue if updates are worth anything.<br><br>OS X naturally wanted to install a few things when I launched Classic. OK with me. Classic works fine. That's all I care.<br><br>(Dumped most of the contents out of the Installation Tome with TomeViewer before departing OS9. Don't see anything all that exciting except for the new Radeon drivers (maybe). Have AGP and PCI Radeon cards in G4 Tower. Lot of good they'll do me if I'm never in OS9.)<br><br>Will update TiBook & etc. when get round tuit. Interesting link to MacFixIt. Looks like all the boys and girls are playing "I got a list of the new stuff first as usual." <br><br>128k_Mac<br>"When in doubt, reboot" - CaseCom
I always try things out on my Rev A iMac before I use it on other computers. I downloaded the update through versiontracker, restarted with extensions off, did the update (about 4 minutes), restarted, and no problems.<br><br>And that's true too.--Shakespeare, King Lear
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#2977 - 12/06/0110:17 AMRe: Mac OS 9.2.2
Decided to take my own advise and do a little maintenance.<br><br>I believe it was 10.1 (10.1.1?) which broke ability to restart with my ATAPI Iomega Zip 250 drive (easily updated, loaded with utils, don't need to hassle with assorted startup util CDs which don't startup).<br><br>Now it's also broken with 9.2.2. If 9.2.1 or 9.2.2 is on Zip 250 it's grayed out. <br><br>Restarting with option key to select Zip 250 works. But I use ADB Apple Extended Keyboard with iMate which means I have to go to hassle of disconnecting it and use USB Pro keyboard for the interim.<br><br>Nuisance. :rolleyes:<br><br>Is this a feature or a bug? Why does Apple taunt me after all these years? :rolleyes:<br><br>128k_Mac<br>"When in doubt, reboot" - CaseCom
I has no problems with the install on my iMac DV 400. Don't notice much difference, except for one thing: My iSub works again! Under 9.2.1 it was cutting in and out all the time, and I had to downgrade the Apple Audio Extension to the one that came with 9.1. Now it works great.<br><br>
Just updated on my iBook. <br><br>1.Saved the sytem state with installer observer. <br>2.Restarted with extensions OFF. <br>3.Ran installer (it said somthing about apple extras, and it was my invisible alias named "Applications (Mac OS 9). So I removed it from the root level of the HD. Why is this here, why to rename my applicatins ─ of course (and still let the system know where it is)!! Stupid thing is that it didn't write any "appel extras" anywhere, so whatever. <br>4.Updated (again) & this time it completed <br>5.Restarted, no crash! (*whew!!*) <br><br>I discover (to my delight) that I only have to re-hack the system briefcase! Yea!!! <br><br>All done on iBook, now to the iMac╔<br><br>--------------------------<br>John Bailey ([color:red]Bdog</font color=red>)<br><br>Email Me! ---> email@example.com
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