How to install a classic program without OS 9

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jamdr, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. jamdr macrumors 6502a

    jamdr

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    Okay, I have only OS X installed on my computer and I want to install a program that runs under OS X, but only has an OS 9 installer. How can I do this? I guess I need to have classic on my computer to install it, and I have the OS 9.2.1 install CD. However, I run into the same problem when I try to install classic--I need OS 9. Does anyone have any advice?
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    try using the software restore cd that came with your mac, that should be able to install classic for you
     
  3. Sparky's macrumors 6502a

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    jamdr, did you try to boot from the OS 9 CD? then install the OS, that should solve the issue.
     
  4. jamdr thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jamdr

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    Unfortunately, my 1GHz eMac will only boot from OS X. I have the restore CDs, but I was under the impression that those could only restore all of the system software. Well, I only want to (temporarily) install classic. Can you do that with the restore CD?
     
  5. mklos macrumors 68000

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    You can pick and choose what you want to restore. If you put your Restore DVD, or CD's in and double click on Install Applications & Classic Support it should install a program and then launch it. There you should be able to choose JUST Classic Support which will install Mac OS 9 on your eMac.
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You don't need to boot from a MacOS 9 CD to install Classic.
     

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