I am new to the forums and I'm fairly new to Macs as well. I come in search of answers for my original iBook G3 clamshell (Tangerine - M2453). I'm having much difficulty with installing mac os 9.2.1 off a full retail CD I purchased from ebay. It's the CD with the white background and the orange 9. The iBook currently has os 9.0.4 installed with everything as up-to-date as it could be. The CD boots up just fine when holding down the C key. The problem I'm having is when I try to install os 9.2.1 it gets to the point where it says "Installing Mac OS 9.2.1 onto "My HDD"" and about half way it just stops. Sometimes I get a "Installer Engine" or "InstallMod" failed to load, but not much else. What am I doing wrong? This model iBook should be able to be updated to 9.2.1 from the CD, correct?
I would absolutely just erase the HD and try to install it then. However, I fear even then I wont be able to install 9.2.1 and it will leave me with a iBook without an OS.
Thanks for your help!