Can't dual boot OS X and 9?

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  1. macbwizard macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    I have had Tiger installed on my PM Digital Audio for quite some time now and have been using the "Classic Environment" to run my old apps. Recently however I decided to try to install OS 9 (from the Power Mac software restore disk) onto a blank partition. This has proven to be much more difficult than i was hoping for. In fact, my Power Mac does not even recognize the restore disk as a bootable disk, I have tried booting from it using key combinations at startup and also by selecting it from the system preferences for the startup volume. It quickly flashes the old classic folder icon...then it comes up with the new os X appple icon and proceeds to boot into os X. Any ideas? Is it possible to install os 9 after os X has already been installed? Thanks

    MacBWizard
     
  2. chv400 macrumors 6502

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    Toinstall OS 9 you have to make sure that the partition you're trying to install to had the OS9 drivers put in when it was orginally formated. They can be put in by through disk utility by foramtting the drive and making sure that the box saying "Install Mac OS 9 Disk Driver" is checked.
     
  3. macbwizard thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, but I checked and actually the OS 9 drivers are installed on that drive. I think the problem's deeper if it won't even boot from the cd.
     
  4. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    The last Mac sold that was able to boot into OS 9 natively was (I believe) the 1GHz 15" PowerBook G4 Titanium, or the Mirrored Drive Door PowerMac G4s.
     
  5. faintember macrumors 65816

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    The last PB that could boot OS 9 was the 1ghz Ti PB, and the mirrored door PM g4's also can dual boot. I think the cutoff date was around fall of '03 IIRC.
    Anything after that can not dual boot, just run classic.
     
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  7. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Okay, my brain's broke. I thought he meant a G5. SORRY SORRY, I'LL GO TO THE BRAIN STORE. :p

    ::schleps off to Brains 'R' Us::
     
  8. macbwizard thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So that's a photo of what appears when I boot holding option with the restore cd in the drive... quite simply it does not show up
     
  9. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...Do you have any other bootable CD/DVD you can put in the Mac to see if it will boot from that? And try the simple things too - zap the pram (command+option+p+r at boot...let it bong a couple times then let go...) - not likely in your case but best to rule it out anyway.

    Sometimes the System Folder for OS 9 just needs to be "blessed" too, especially when it has been put there by a straight finder copy: http://macs.about.com/cs/operatingsystem1/a/bless_system.htm ....oh yeah!
     
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    If it's an official restore CD (which it seems to be) then there shouldn't be any blessing issues.
     
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  12. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    I believe the cutoff date for dual booting was January 2003. My 1GHz G4 just missed that ability by a few months.
     
  13. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    It may be the drive you have installed...if it's a retrofit it may not be OS 9 bootable. I put a Combo drive in a Rev. 2 Blue-and-White, and it worked fine for booting OS X discs, but it wouldn't boot OS 9 CDs. Try the stock drive that came with your machine, if you still have it.
     
  14. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    Sys Prefs:Startup Disk, select the startup folder you want, and click "reboot". Within 9, there's summat like that in control-thing-do-da (long time since I've been into 9)
     
  15. macbwizard thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I tried this as well. The one thing that possibly could be the trouble is my new superdrive that I installed after installing Tiger. I suppose I could swap back in the original optical drive, although I am leery as it has no problem booting the Tiger DVD. Hmmm any other ideas?

    Thanks
     
  16. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    My retrofit drive had no problem booting OS X discs either; it only choked on OS 9 discs. A simple swap, then install, then swap back will work for you.
     
  17. themindstorm macrumors newbie

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    i have the panther and troubles!

    I have a mac g3 (blue and white) 450 Mhz, 8.5 Gb, 80 Gb, 1 giga ram, os x 10.3.9.
    I had before in the same computer the 9.2.2 and did the os upgrading, but mi dv camera doesn't work with panther, so i'm trying to put the 9 back, and every time i try, the mac say the classic is not running. Any advise, please? I'm a rookie in mac!
     

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