Installing "Classic" after the fact

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  1. Westside guy macrumors 601

    Westside guy

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    When I upgraded from 10.2 to 10.3, I did a "clean install" - I chose the option to wipe the disk and then install Panther, in other words. Since I don't have any old apps I didn't install the OS 9 compatibility.

    But since then there has been two cases where it might have been handy to have Classic available. I've got plenty of disk space, so I'd like to add that back in. Is it just a matter of extracting the System 9 folder from the images? What exactly do I need to do?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. cpjakes macrumors 6502

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    Which machine?

    I believe this depends on your machine... If you are on a G5, it should be part of the installer disc. If you are on a non-G5, you should be able to use your OS 9 install CD (if your machine is OS 9 bootable) and install it. If your machine is OS 9 non-bootable, there should be an OS 9/Classic installer disc.

    The Classic System Preference will find any of these installations.

    Good luck!

    cpjakes
     
  3. Westside guy thread starter macrumors 601

    Westside guy

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    Thanks for the reply. I have a fairly new powerbook that is not bootable in OS 9. I did find the "Classic" installer on my original 10.2 disk.

    I ended up not using it, and reinstalled the entire system instead (10.2, then 10.3). Reason is, because I'd done a clean install of 10.3 anything that was in 10.2 but not in 10.3 (cough, iDVD, cough) wasn't on my disk anymore. Guess I hadn't really thought things through before the upgrade. Also there was some other "extra" software that had come with the powerbook and also got wiped with the upgrade.

    However had I put more thought into things back when I first installed 10.3, I could've done it your way and saved myself a ton of time! :)
     
  4. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    Anything that was installed on your computer when you bought it is on the Software Restore disks. Install OS X and then put in the disks and you will get everything back.

    By the way, iDVD was never part of 10.2. Once again, check the Software Restore disks.
     
  5. Westside guy thread starter macrumors 601

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    Well, Apple ships updates on CD - but when you buy a DVD capable system like this Powerbook, everything (software/extras/etc.) is all on one DVD. The division between "basic system" and "extra software" isn't quite so clear-cut. There are two installer packages on the DVD; but iDVD was installed as part of the basic 10.2 system install, not the second ("extra software") install.

    If iDVD wasn't part of 10.2 in general, then probably I got the advantage of some promotional bundle.
     

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