francini at mac.com
Sun Jul 22 17:38:51 CDT 2007
The "name plate" is on the computer's bottom -- the part that rests
upon the table.
And yes, others will say you can install 9.x after installing OS X,
but then you no longer get the choice of booting into OS 9.
If you've never had one of these apart, you will find it somewhat
entertaining. The active electronics (including the HD and optical
drives) are on a single subassembly that slides out of the bottom of
the unit. The SO-DIMM slots are located in two different places on
the motherboard -- one easy to get at, the other not so easy.
(Yes, I've been inside the Rev. A-D iMacs before.)
>John Francini wrote:
>> The best way to know if that's a true Rev. A is the part number. A Rev.
>> A Bondi iMac's part number will end in LL/A; a Rev. B will end in LL/B.
>> (Assuming the motherboard hasn't been swapped out at some point, that is.)
>I know, but I haven't found the part number on it yet. That's why I'm
>not 100% sure; I'm inferring from the available video modes. I really
>need to get the case cracked open and make sure.
>> I more likely than not have at least Panther (10.3) if not Jaguar (10.2)
>> sitting around here collecting dust.
>> But if you really want to be historically accurate, you should put Mac
>> OS 8.1/8.5/9.x on it...
>> Actually, a correct installation of OS X starts with a Mac OS 9 install,
>> so that Classic mode can work properly.
>*nod* We have 9.1.5 and 9.2.3 around, iirc. The tip about installing
>9.x *first* is useful; I didn't know. (I think we have to install OS9
>first to use XPostFacto anyway, though.)
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