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Hi All, So I was able to erase my Mac HD that was locked. The idea being since I
only have 32 mgs of ram on the system, running OS9 anything is too much. So
I have now installed 8.0 and am in the process of trying to get beyond that so
all of my cards and internet are recognized by the system. So I downloaded this
13 part disk image for 8.1. And when trying to install it get the message "The system
software language version on volume "Macintosh HD" can not be updated by this
installer script. Please select a different volume." So again I shamelessly ask for HELP!
Anyone with a clue of how to get around this or where to find an update for 8.0 which
doesn't require me burning a cd would be more than appreciated.
Thank you,
Brad Hansen

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I think you should initialise your HDD with the Apple Setup Utility of the desired OS before installation.
That way the matching HDD drivers will be installed.
Different language versions were incompatible usually.
If you have a complete set of floppies and run the HD Setup from the floppy set, the installer should run through.

I still have a pile of CD blanks. Here at #14 http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/macintosh-system-81-mac-os-81 is a PB1400 CD. Should I burn it to CD and send it by snail mail?

Did you consider 7.6 too?
I found this was the fastest and most stable OS for early PPC Macs.

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24bit, Thanks, First the 8.1 update is marked (UK) would that make a difference? Next if
I drop down to 7.6 I will not be able to use my SD cards that are loaded with Mac software
and I also get an error message when inserting my PCMCIA Ethernet card? And aren't I giving up to much in the way of updated uses. Like the Apple Menu ability to open Control Panels and Extensions manager.

I appreciate the offer, but I will think about using the Apple setup utility and other ways to get past
8.0
Thank you,
Brad Hansen

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Okay so what gives, when I was running 8.0 the system was using 7.2 megs. Managed to move
up to 8.5 now were at 12.0 megs. Just updated to 8.6 and the system is now using 18.8??
Why and how do I reduce this size?
Thanks
Brad Hansen

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Okay, scratch that... Turn on Virtual Memory, back down to 9.9...
My Bad!