Adding Mac OS9 system folder

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  1. Ines macrumors member

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    Hi, I have tiger and I have read that it still has classic hidden in the background somewhere. I need to use it for some CD Roms that I bought ages ago - mainly kids games.

    I think I deleted the os9 system folder from so when I insert the CD Rom or try to start classic I get an error message saying that "classic cannot find a mac os9 system folder on the startup disc to use"

    I have the original mac osx discs jaguar, is these anyway I cant just add this onto tiger?

    thanks
     
  2. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    I found the best way to get it back was to have a kind MR member send me a zip of Classic System Folder, after I did a clean install of Tiger and didn't realize that Classic isn't there. Tiger doesn't include Classic at all, but it's fully supported.

    Try clicking on the Jaguar CD and look in the packages to see what files are there. If Classic is, then copy it to your hard drive.

    I'm assuming you lost it because you did a clean install of Tiger? If so, you're probably also missing AppleWorks and Sherlock.
     
  3. biohazard6969 macrumors 6502a

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    wait wait wait, does that mean that appleworks SHOULD be on the computer otherwise?
     
  4. besler3035 macrumors 6502

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    Eh, Sherlock comes with Tiger. I did a clean install and it's there.
     
  5. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Wasn't sure about if it did or not. Guess it does.

    biohazard_6969, I sense sarcasm? :confused:
     
  6. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    actually, that would be a "classic" case of violating the software license by making and distributing illegal copies of Mac OS 9
     
  7. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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    I did a clean install of Tiger, too. In order to install my Classic folder, I used the original Panther install CD which came with my computer, which allowed me to customize my install. I installed classic support and iLife '04
     
  8. GodBless macrumors 65816

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    What does anyone need Classic anyway? All it does is cause more problems then it solves. (At least from my experience.) At least it is better than Virtual PC. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the whistle blowing there, Macky-Mac. Honestly, I don't feel someone sending me an antiquated system folder because I didn't carry it over by accident as a terrible case of software theft. Anyway, I genuinely purchase copies of of Apple software, spend lots of money on Apple products, and have sold [switched] 4 people to Macs, so give me (and others) a little leeway here. :rolleyes:

    Edit: disregard that for the most part if you post was just meant to be taken for its pun. ;)
     
  10. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    My mom needs it for some of her software... I personally have no need for Classic.
     
  11. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    the pun was fun....but Apple still sells OS 9 so even though it's an "antiquated system"....well, it's still an active product.......maybe you actually had a legit copy somewhere and just didnt know where it was, or had lost it, or something?....life goes on
     
  12. jimlab9 macrumors newbie

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    I agree totally. I'm in the same boat. A beautiful 9 year old imac just opgraded with 10.2 (purchased) and looks great. But I mistakenly deleted the classic folder. Now the kids can't play their OS9 games.

    If I ever received the OS9 CD from the distributor, they are gone now. All I really need is a copy of the OS9 folder to set back in. Wish I had someone to send me a zipped copy, or knew where I could download it.
     
  13. G4PPC macrumors newbie

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    Sorry to bump such a old topic, but it seemed appropriate as I have the same problem. I got my Firewire external drive formatted it for booting on a PPC Mac, and installed OSX 10.4 Tiger on it from my DVD am running it now, but I had to change my internet router to connect to the internet and update 10.4 to get the touch pad to work and support for WPA2, which I've already switched my router back to working with only WPA2.

    So I have My 10.4 installed from the DVD, and I have a Mac OS 9.22 install CD but still have no idea how you can get classic, but when trying to run a classic app, it tells me I don't have a Mac OS9 System Folder on the Used Partition.

    I think I made a mistake when partitioning my drives which I have 3 on my 250gb drive by not selecting to install OS9 Drivers but if I have to go through the whole process again just to get classic that I don't know how to get in the first place I just don't know how to do it but I really want to be able to play the original Diablo that is for classic that I already purchased before I got my Mac.

    I just don't know what to do in order to get Classic, any help would be appreciated.
     

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