confusing. do i need OS 9.1?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by imback, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. imback macrumors newbie

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    When I download and try to run certain programmes. with panther, i get the following message:

    does this mean i cant run those programmes or i can if i install os9? if i install that, would it replace 10.3 panther?

    Thanks for any help folks. Much appreciated.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Unless your computer is quite old, it will run MacOS 9.2. Compared to MacOS 9.1, 9.2 has no features added. If your computer can run MacOS 9.1, then it is missing only if you or someone else removed it. Well, I suppose that your computer could have MacOS 8, but then it would be really old. At any rate, you may try searching for System Folder. If no version of MacOS 9 currently resides on your computer, then you can install it with no problems. It will remove nothing from MacOS X. After the installation, MacOS X will add Classic Support to the MacOS 9 System Folder.
     
  3. Jason_Bryan macrumors regular

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    When did you get your computer? I got a copy of OS 9 in the software package that came with both my PowerMac and iBook, but I didn't get a copy of OS 9 when I purchased OS X.2 and OS X.3. I know you can't boot straight into OS 9 on mew Macs anymore but I am sure you still get it on the software disks.
     
  4. imback thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys.

    I bought a G5 1,8 just a few months ago. Where can I get OS9 to install it? or if its on my computer already, how do I initiate it?

    thanks
     
  5. Jason_Bryan macrumors regular

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    Have a look at the apple software disks that came with the computer, is there one named OS 9 install disk. If you haven't wiped the HD from new open up the System Prefs and go to the icon marked Classic, it will automatically search your Hard drive for a OS 9 System File. If it finds one click the start button.
     
  6. gopher macrumors 65816

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    One of these three articles explains how to restore Mac OS 9 from the restore CDs that come with G5s:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106294
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86775
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=42929

    Mind you, if you can find a machine that will boot into Mac OS 9, that would be better for running Mac OS 9 applications, since the full array of Mac OS 9 drivers is not accessible to the Classic environment within X. For more about that, see my Mac OS X migration FAQ:

    http://www.macmaps.com/macosxnative.html
     

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