os 9 on mini mac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by davidmluke, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. davidmluke macrumors newbie

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    I'm think of getting a mini mac but need to run an OS 9 application (Rasterplus). Can you boot to OS 9 or does it need to be installed?
    Thanks..

    Dave
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    For every Mac but the PowerMac, DDR memory means it won't boot OS 9.

    Any PowerMac with FW800 likewise won't boot OS 9.

    IF it won't run under Classic, then it won't run on the Mini.
     
  3. vniow macrumors G4

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    The mini comes with Classic installed which is like an OS 9 "window" so to speak in OS X. You can't boot 9 on the mini but most apps will run from Classic.
     
  4. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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  5. yg17 macrumors G5

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    For classic. You still need the OS9 system files on your Mac to use classic, it just won't boot outside of OSX's classic environment
     

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