OS 9 with Panther?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by tencentcat, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. tencentcat macrumors newbie

    tencentcat

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    Sorry if this a stupid question, but I can't seem to find an answer.

    Can I have OS 10.3 and OS 9.2.2 on the same drive like I can in 10.2? Does OS 9 come standard on any of the new Panther driven Macs?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    The only "new" Macs OS 9.2.2 will run on are most likely the eMac, and Legacy PowerMac G4 & iBook G3.

    Now I don't know if they include any bootable copies of OS 9 anymore, you'd need to look in the tech specs for the machines under Software.

    (ie, eMac didn't look like it included a bootable copy of OS 9 anymore -- but the iBook G3 and PowerMac G4 still might)

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    All the other "new" machines only run Classic under OS X, and won't boot into OS 9.
     
  3. homeshire macrumors regular

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    I know I have OS 9.2 on the same drive as Panther. I was running 10.2.8 when I upgraded to Panther, and it has had no impact on my OS9. Actually, it has; classic seems to run smoother and with fewer problems. As far as buying a new machine that'll still boot into 9, I think good luck on that one.
     
  4. tencentcat thread starter macrumors newbie

    tencentcat

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    thanks for the help. I really don't want OS 9 except that I still need it until digidesign finally gets it together and supports pro tools for panther. hopefully soon.
     

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