Help to Salvage OS9

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  1. fartheststar macrumors 6502a

    fartheststar

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    #1
    Hi,

    I'm about to upgrade to Tiger from Jaguar. I'm going to do an "erase and install". Yes, I have thought about the upgrade option and I do not want to do that. Want to get a fresh start.

    I want to keep OS9 (and classic) on my system, I have misplaced my OS9 CD and it isn't on my "Software restore disk".

    I have a 2nd hard drive (non booting). I have copied the OS9 system folder and the Applications (OS9) folder from my boot hd over to the other one.

    Is there anything else I need? I was just going to move them back when I'm done (and enable the drive to read OS9.

    Thanks
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    If I'm following your description correctly, you're doing the right thing.

    Copy your OS9 System Folder to 2nd HD (obviously any documents you want to keep should also be on there, and really a 2nd backup of some sort is wise--you can NEVER be too careful with data).

    Do an erase and install on your old boot drive, which completely wipes it clean.

    Then copy the OS9 folder back to the new OSX-equipped boot drive (if you want--you can use it from the secondary drive if you want).

    Select the System Folder in the Startup Disk System Pref, and you're good to go.

    One thing, just to be sure: You do actually have 2 seperate drives, not just 2 partitions, right? In which case all of the above should work perfectly, though again having a 2nd backup of any important data (email, docs, photos, bookmarks, whatever) is a very, very good idea.
     
  3. fartheststar thread starter macrumors 6502a

    fartheststar

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    Yes, I do have two drives. And yes, it seems to have worked. Tiger is grumbling about needing Quicktime updated, but it looks ok so far. Thank you.
     

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