OSX and 9 living together?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by darenceang, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. darenceang macrumors newbie

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    Hi!
    I have a powerbook G4 17 inch 1.67GHZ.
    It is pre-installed wif OSX 10.2 i think.
    But now i am facing a problem.
    I NEED OS 9!!!!!
    It may sound funny but i really need it cause one of the application Macromedia Freehand 8CT ( chinese version ) can only run on OS9 and because of the "chinese" fonts, i am having some problems pathing it.

    Anyway,
    Tried to boot from a OS9.1 and 9.2 CD which i had but to no avil.
    Is it true that this laptop can only run OSX and above?
    Is there anyway i can install OS9 in it?
    Cause classic dont work for me...
    ;(

    Please advice..
    Cheers!
    darence
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    I'm afraid that model came out about three years after the last OS9 bootable Macs from Apple, so it's OSX only. If the app doesn't work in Classic, your only other option is to try one of the Mac-on-Mac emulators and run a virtual OS9 machine to install that one app on. SheepShaver is my recommendation, although don't expect miracles with regards to the speed.
     
  3. darenceang thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the prompt reply.
    Does that means i have to run an "emulator" again?
    Or do i have to create another partition for OS9.
    I checked the website..
    but they say need your installation CD.
    I only have 9.1 and 9.2, which their ROM file is not supported.
    Any advice?

    Darn...... i hate this laptop now..
    ;(
    Thought can run OS9 with it...
    GRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    Cheers!
    Darence
     
  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    SheepShaver creates a volume file on your existing OSX disk, and mounts the file in the emulator as it's hard disk. So you don't need to create a new partition on your laptop. A bootable OS9 CD is the installation CD they are referring to on their website, although it looks like you may have a problem if 9.1 isn't supported. If you can get hold of an OS8.6 or OS9.0 disk, it will install, but don't pay out any money until you know it's working for definite. Do you know any Mac users that may have an old installation CD lying around?
     
  5. darenceang thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OS 9.0.4 should be able to work right?

    Don knoe if there is any difference in it..

    Please advice.
    Cheers!
    Darence
     
  6. Queso macrumors G4

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    Yep, 9.0.4 works fine. Get the ROM you need from the Apple ROM Update, which is still available on the Apple Support site as a download.

    You'll need to use a tool to extract the rom file from the download. I know there's a freeware one available on Versiontracker but can't remember the name of it off the top of my head. You should be able to find someone mentioning it if you google a HOW-TO.
     
  7. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Somebody needs to tell him how to install OS9 as the Classic environment, which runs virtually every old application I've ever attempted to use. It can be done on Macs that do not support OS9 booting.

    I think this article will help:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106294#m9
     
  8. Queso macrumors G4

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    Thanks IJ, but I think he's already tried Classic looking at the original post. There's possibly a way to get the Classic environment to accept the chinese fonts, but if there is it's not something I would know how to do. Any ideas?
     
  9. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    I couldn't tell for certain, but I don't think he has tried to install Classic. Sounds like he tried to boot into OS9. Original poster, please clarify!
     
  10. darenceang thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have installed classic support in my OSX,
    just that i cant get my chinese fonts to be supported.

    Back in the old OS9 days, the fonts which i put in my system folder>fonts can be read by my freehand8CT. When i convert to path, there is no problem.

    Now i m using OSX with FreehandMX, the chinese fonts which are in the library>fonts folder is kinda not compatable with freehandMX, thus, i cant convert to path.

    Thus, i need a OS9 system running.

    In classic, i can get the system to be working, but as for the fonts part, there seems to be a problem.
    So i was thinking if there is anyway i can "dual-boot" a OS9 system and an OSX system on my G4 powerbook.

    Cheers!
    Darence
     
  11. iShane macrumors 6502a

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    If you really need OS 9 why don't you just buy an older iMac G3 or something like that off ebay for like $50.00? If you were going to be really needing OS 9 which it seems like you do thats the route I would go.
     
  12. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    I think I understand. The Classic environment is working, correct? Have you installed the fonts in question into the OS9 fonts folder? Classic can't find fonts in the OSX fonts folder.

    My general response is, if it works booted into OS9 it should work in Classic. I've found very few OS9 applications that won't run in Classic.
     
  13. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Space?
     

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