Getting from OS 9 to jaguar...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by quagmire, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. quagmire macrumors 603

    quagmire

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    I own a Powermac G4. I know how to change the boot up OS from jaguar to OS 9. But, how do change back to jaguar. It has been awhile since I had done this and I forgot how. A person told me hold tab. It didn't work(on jaguar is it different once you go to OS9?). Thanks in advance.
     
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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  3. neoserver macrumors 6502

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    in OS 9: Apple Menu -> Control Panels -> Startup Disk -> pick the one that says 10.2 and click the restart button. This will set it to load jaguar unless you change it back.
     
  4. quagmire thread starter macrumors 603

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    Is that only in OS 9? I did it in jaguar nothing happened.
     
  5. neoserver macrumors 6502

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  6. quagmire thread starter macrumors 603

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    I restarted the Powermac G4. It did work but, OS 9 didn't show up. When my brother installed Jaguar on this old thing he must of wiped OS 9. But, then why would it still be under start up disk?
     
  7. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...the <option> key at boot will bring up a screen showing all your bootable volumes - it will not show both X and ( if they are on the same volume/partition. Holding the X key at boot will make the it boot into OS X...oh yeah!
     
  8. quagmire thread starter macrumors 603

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    Then how would I get into OS 9 then?
     
  9. osprey76 macrumors 6502

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    Just choose it in System Preferences -> Startup Disk. It usually takes a moment to find all of the available Systems.

    In OS 9, you should be able to find your OS X System under Control Panels -> Startup Disk. If you don't see OS X as an option you need to update your OS 9 installation or get the new Startup Disk Control Panel. I remember there was a specific update so that it could see OS X installations back in 2001 or so.
     
  10. windowsblowsass macrumors 6502a

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    9.2
     

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