[conspire] Imac G3 /Tiger

Jose Medeiros jose.medeiros at gmail.com
Sat Dec 2 08:14:00 PST 2006

Hi John,

I also have Mac OS 9.2 running on an old Beige G3 with a mach speed G3
500mhz processor and dual booting with Mac OS 10.4.8, however since my mac
is not supported, I had to use Xpostfacto to get Mac OS 10.4 to install. On

In answer to your first question, I created two partition's on my hard
drive. On another note, you did not state which version of Apple works you
need to install, so I'll assume that you have an old version running on Mac
OS 9. I have a friend Cory Barfield, who is a retired educator that has a
graphite G4 400, and  I have been helping with his Macintosh issue's for
nearly 8 years who will not switch from using Avery Labels  or  Ms
Works 4.0for his Mac.

However I was able to get both programs to print if Mac OS 9 is running
virtually with in version 10 just not reliably, which appears to be an
extension ( Driver ) issue.  In my opinion it's probably easier to and have
him just reboot into 9 when he needs to use either of those out dated
programs that are no longer updated to work natively on Mac OS 10.4.

Fortunately for you Apple works has been updated and runs quiet well on Mac
OS 10.4

Hope this helps,

Jose Medeiros

On 12/1/06, John Andrews <jla1000 at comcast.net> wrote:
> This may be a little off the subject but I am trying to install os 10.4
> Tiger on an old imac G3 slot loading, 400mhz,9.2.2 os. I've updated the
> ram/firmware.Now I need a larger hard drive.How should I handle the
> whole classic env. and Tiger installation?One article said to create 2
> partions. One 3 gb for 9.2 and the second 5 gb for Tiger and the rest
> for storage.Another said you can put them both in one partition.I need
> to use Apple works from 9.2 and be able to print with a printer which
> needs a 10.x driver to work right.This is for my 84 year old mother who
> uses the computer for email and word processing so it can't be too
> complicated for her to use.Is there another word processing program
> which would open the existing documents? (Apple works stuff)
>         Also I need to use the Os 9.2 again but don't have the install
> disks.
> Can it be copied over to the new drive via a FW enclosure? i.e just drag
> the hard drive over onto the fire drive.Would it boot right and have the
> original desktop exactly like it was originally?
>         If this is too much to answer, maybe you could refer me to some
> good
> how-to's. Does open office install on Mac Tiger? Or Abiword? Then I
> could eliminate the whole Classic environment thing.Will Open Office
> Open the 9.2 Apple works documents?
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