can i get mac to boot under os 9

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  1. shalinks macrumors newbie

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    Hey people,

    Is it possible to boot under classic mode when using an OS X installed computer. I can run the classic mode from within OS X. But is it possible to simply reboot in the classic mode or something similar.

    Thanks
     
  2. tomf87 macrumors 65816

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    Sure!

    Simply go to System Preferences and select Startup Disk. Select the OS 9 System folder and click Save and Restart.

    You're in OS 9!

    To go from OS 9 to X, click the Apple Menu -> Control Panels -> Startup Disk. Select the OS X System folder and click Restart/Save.
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    New or old machine?

    Basically the majority of the new DDR Macs, and the Rev B DDR PowerMac (and beyond) won't boot into OS 9.
     
  4. shalinks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot !!

    No it is a powermac (6,1 i think ). Is that a problem
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    It was just the recent PowerMacs with FW800 that didn't boot OS 9 -- The Rev B MDD Machine and the G5.

    So if it isn't made out of metal or include a vanity mirror, it should boot into OS 8-9.

    The other Macs are losing OS 9 bootability as they switch to DDR chipsets. Which leaves the iBook and eMac as the current "new" OS 9 bootable machines. (edit - though Apple still sells a Rev A MDD machine)
     
  6. shalinks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ya i checked the info
    it has DDR RAM . So when i tried to do what tom suggested , i could not find os 9 in the start up disk. too bad i guess. Anyway i can have both running at the same time ???
     
  7. idea_hamster macrumors 65816

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    As I understand it, the only way you can run OS 9 on the new DDR Macs is through Classic or by installing Yellow Dog Linux, starting from that partition and running OS 9 through Mac-on-Linux.

    Short answer: if you really, really need to run OS 9-based applications, stick with the OS 9 bootable machines.
     
  8. tomf87 macrumors 65816

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    My bad! I didn't think about the new machines. D'oh!
     

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