OS 9 Can i still buy it from apple store??

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  1. liketom macrumors 601

    liketom

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    as luck would have it i was going to strip OS9 from my G3 iBook Restore cd's and after looking i found that i had lost CD 1 with OS9 on it so ... Is is still poss to buy from Apple Store or do i have to go ebay way and buy some older restore CD's

    reason why is i want to dual boot my 15" G4 1.33 Powerbook

    Ta

    Tom
     
  2. cslewis macrumors 6502a

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    Why bother with OS 9? Classic should serve you well. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Finiksa macrumors 6502a

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    You can't, current Powerbooks aren't OS 9 bootable. Your Powerbook came with a full version of OS 9 (and on the restore disks) but the Powerbooks firmware doesn't support booting in to OS 9, you can only use it for classic.
     
  4. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    Finiksa is right. Additionally, OS 9 isn't available through the Apple Store. You might be able to get replacement Software Restore disks from Apple though.
     
  5. liketom thread starter macrumors 601

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    dam i'm thinking i cant use my new eMac either then , o well cheapo powermac from ebay it is then . thanks for advice people

    tom
     
  6. slughead macrumors 68030

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    I think OS 9 is free now

    If you can confirm this I'll dmg a copy for you.
     
  7. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    It is and it isn't free. Call them and ask for the legacy store.
     
  8. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....curious, where did you get the idea it was free? It is not by the way. OS 7.5.3 can be freely downloaded from Apple but nothing beyond that.

    You can buy copies from MacResQ but I would think you'd be able to find better prices elsewhere, like eBay for instance....oh yeah!
     
  9. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    OS should be free but damn it apple 8.1 isnt even free
     
  10. frescies macrumors regular

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    netboot image can be haxored... :D

    Apple offers a free os 9 netboot image on their site somewhere. It's hard to find and i have the link at work, but that can easily be extracted from that form..... if one were so inclined....
     
  11. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...yes...I believe this is the one you mean and yes, I would read the license agreement carefully before "hacking" it for a purpose it was not intended for....oh yeah!
     
  12. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    Why?
     
  13. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    I am still curious why he wants to boot in OS9? Please tell us!
     
  14. slughead macrumors 68030

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    That's where I got the idea: 7.5 is free.. guess I'm wrong?
     

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