Emulating really old OS on modern machine?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by GanChan, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. GanChan macrumors 6502

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    Is it possible for my modern Mac Mini to run, emulate, or otherwise counterfeit a pre-OS 9 operating system?

    I'm feeling nostalgic. :eek:
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Yes, absolutely. OK?
     
  3. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Beware, all three of those solutions are fairly clumsy and mostly difficult to set up, especially if you have no previous experience with Mac OS 7, 8, or 9. Be that as it may, you might want to give System 7 a whirl if you get it working right.
     
  4. camomac macrumors 6502a

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    okay, i have a simular question...

    i have a really old CD, that has some .tiff and other graphic files on it, and i need to use them on my G5. i tried to open it in classic and it would not read the disk.

    so my question, can, and HOW do i install an older OS on my G5?

    where do i download an older OS... *edit* which one???
     
  5. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    just right click on the tiff and other graphics files and choose "open with" and open them with Preview

    alternatively, drag the files over the Preview application icon
     
  6. camomac macrumors 6502a

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    *edit*

    nevermind about the emulation...

    SHOULD OS X be able to read a CD that was formated using an older OS?

    because it says -"The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer."

    what does that mean?
     
  7. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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  8. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    I have seen home-burned optical disks lose their data. This may be what has happened in your case.
     
  9. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    CDs have always used a standard ISO image format regardless of the CD being of the + or - variety. A G5 drive should read any CD unless the software writing to it was one of those types that allows the CD to be treated as a 700MB hard drive. Then you need the software that created it to read it. Older CDs can loose their data just like floppies too.
     

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