Help! Mac wont boot out of OS 9!

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  1. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

    musicpyrite

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    #1
    Well my father need to boot into OS 9 for some reason or another. So he went to system prefrences>startupdisk, then he click the icon lable OS 9.2.2. Well he did what he had to do in OS 9, then he went into the Apple icon up in the top left hand corner of the screen. Normally he would choose start up disk and then click on OS X. But when he click on the apple icon all he saw was his documents; no startup disk, no system prefrences, no nothing!

    He asked me how to help and I tryed starting up the Mac while pressing the option key, but nothing happned, and it still booted up in OS 9.

    What am I doing wrong?

    I need help!

    His computer:
    OS 10.3.4
    OS 9.2.2
    G3 400 MHz
    192 RAM
     
  2. aplasticspork macrumors regular

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    Try holding down the "X" key while starting up ;) if that doesnt work then i have no idea, but i've used it a few times so its probably worth a try.
     
  3. Mr Poop E Pantz macrumors member

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    Have you tried going into the system folder > control panels > startup disk and accessing it this way. I don't why the control panel would not show up in the drop down menu but you can also get to it this way. Thats the best help I can give.
     
  4. musicpyrite thread starter macrumors 68000

    musicpyrite

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    Thanks for the replies guys, I managed to fix it buy inserting the OS 10.3 install disk into the drive and going to Utilites>Startup Panel.

    Its weird that nothing was showing when I click on the Apple.
    I think it's because we don't have all of OS 9 installed on the drive, rather the computer was booting up from the Classic.
     

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