Installing OS 9.2.2 after OS 10.4.3

Discussion in 'macOS' started by firststrike101, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. firststrike101 macrumors member

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    When I went to install classic it only asks for a clean install. Will this erase the OS currently on my Mac? I only want to install it to run some apps that require classic. Any thoughts on this.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    So long as you don't reformat your hard drive, you should be fine. A clean install simply abandons your old installation of MacOS 9, but the files remain on your disk.
     
  3. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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    Be more specific.

    In order to install classic support you need to install it via the cd's that came with your computer.

    It looks like you tried to install the OS 9 using the OS 9 install cd's. This won't work. You need to find classic support files from the cd's that came with your computer.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    The latter is true only if the computer cannot boot MacOS 9. However, you are correct that firststrike101 should be more specific. We don't know if his computer can boot into MacOS 9 or not.
     
  5. firststrike101 thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry, Im running a eMac 700mhz model and have the original CDs that came with the computer, ie: OS 9.2.2. I recently replaced the HD in it and only installed OSX 10.4.3. I thought I would no longer need classic support. I guess I was wrong.
     

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