Can't boot into OS9.2.2 anymore (867 G4 running 10.2.8)

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  1. zanuzan macrumors newbie

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    All of a sudden I cannot boot into OS.9.2.2. When I hold down the option key on start-up it gives me only one choice--> OSX. When I chose 9.2.2 as my start-up OS choice in OSX and reboot it comes back as OSX. (So at least OSX sees it when I am up and running)

    The 9.2.2 boot drive is on a separate drive. It is still there, so the 9.2.2 hard drive hasn't died.

    I am running OSX.2.8 on a 867 single proc G4.

    I use 9 all the time! Should I try to find an OS 9 CD to boot from? Maybe repair permissions? Get some Drano?

    Any help greatly appreciated!
     
  2. cubist macrumors 68020

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    Re: Can't boot into OS9.2.2 anymore (867 G4 running 10.2.8)

    Disk First Aid. It sounds like your System Folder has become 'unblessed'.
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    Nice thing about the last firmware update for all OSX capable systems is...

    After the Startup Tone, hold down "9" that will force a boot into OS9

    Holding down X will force a boot into OSX.

    Option only works if the two systems are on different drives (Either Physical or Partitional)

    I had a similar problem early on in my dual system days. I solved it by checking my HD (It was 10.1) and found a b-tree error. I fixed it and I was able to switch the OS with no problem.

    TEG
     
  4. Spock macrumors 68000

    Spock

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    I had a similar problem my iBook would get to the desktop in OS 9 and frezze even after a Desktop rebuild pram zap and without extensions I just erased the OS 9 sstem folder and now I can't install OS 9 Oh well
     
  5. zanuzan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    disk utility

    The disk utility repaired the drive that OS9 was on and now it works!!

    Woo Hooo!
     

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