Just installed OSX 10.3 but no OS9 for classic

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  1. Alamac macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone help me out here. I have just installed OSX 10.3 but I still need to run some classic software. My system drive doesn't have the OS9.1 folder. How do I install the OS9.1 in OSX 10.3 environment? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    I think you have to grab it off your original install disks - I don't think it comes with the boxed software. So if your computer came with 10.1, you can pull it off those disks.
     
  3. Alamac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, So you are saying I have to install the 10.1 and then upgrade to 10.3. That would make it a long process to install. But if that is the case will try that route. Thanks.
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    You have to custom install some of the apps (specifically Classic/OS 9) off the System Restore discs that came with the machine.

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86775
     
  5. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a

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    Your 10.3 install disks should have classic on the 2nd disk; My ibook came with Tiger and had the classic OS 9 startup folder on the 2nd disk.
     
  6. Alamac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. Will check it out. Never occurred to me to check the disk contents.
     
  7. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    I believe you should be able to just install Classic off the original disks as part of the "optional installs". You shouldn't have to install 10.1 at all (I don't think).

    I know there was a way to just get Classic off the disks without having to install the whole package.

    If the version of 10.3 you have was purchased retail, I would bet it doesn't have Classic on the disk(s). Note that the other poster was referring to the 10.3 disks that came with the computer.

    Edit: I just took a look at the two "Software Installation Disks" that came with my daughter's iBook. On disk one, there is a separate installer labeled "Install Applications & Classic Support". That's what you'd need to run.
     
  8. Alamac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    None of the folders are in any of the installer disk. I guess I will have to get a classic 9.1 and install that. Thanks.
     
  9. Chundles macrumors G4

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    You get the Classic Environment on the restore discs that came with your Mac, the last disc is called "Additional Software and Apple Hardware Test" it's on those.

    You don't get it with a boxed copy of OSX.
     
  10. scott523 macrumors 6502a

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    Is there some picture I'm missing about people refusing to follow Mac OS X's roadmap? Just a curious Mac newbie question..
     

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