Installing OS 9 in a OS X machine?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hestres, Nov 7, 2003.

  1. hestres macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    My iBook 600 can't run Classic b/c OS 9 isn't installed. I know I have to install 9, but is there any danger that I could end up erasing X in the process? How do I install 9 while making sure I don't touch X? Thanks!
     
  2. LimeLite macrumors 6502a

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    To use Classic, you actually have to install 9 *before* X...if I'm not mistaken.
     
  3. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    Actually, I don't think it really matters what order you install them. OS9 shouldn't bother any of your OS X files. And if it does, just reinstall OS X after you put in 9. But again, I really doubt OS 9 will do anything harmful. I believe it only puts the System Folder on your hard drive, nothing more.
     
  4. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a

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    That's correct, the only things you might want to be careful about (I'm not sure about this) are the /Users and /Applications folders, since those folder names are used in OS 9 and OS X. You can always temporarily rename Applications while you install OS 9, so it won't overwrite it. I don't know about Users. But the actual OS X system won't be affected.
     
  5. CMillerERAU macrumors regular

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    I just helped out a friend with an almost identical situation (ibook and everything!). It worked perfectly. Only snag that threw him off was that OS 9 wouldn't install unless you selected "Clean Install". Go fig. Though after that both 9 and X ran fine.
     
  6. TEG macrumors 604

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    To install OS9 after OSX you must do a "clean" install as the installer says. Also, don't worry about the Applications or User Folders, OS9 will work without modification with the OSX User folder, and OS9.1+ Uses Applications(MacOS9) instead of just Applications.

    Good Luck Dude.

    TEG
     
  7. hestres thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all! It was the "Clean Install" message that was throwing me. I thought it could mean the installer was gonna format the disk or something and I coulnd't take that chance. And the installer doesn't make it clear what Clean Install means, either.

    Thanks!!!
     

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