Putting OS 9 back on my iBook

Discussion in 'macOS' started by machobson, May 14, 2005.

  1. machobson macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hey, I kinda need some help if you guys don't mind. As you can see the specs of my iBook in my signature, I want to put OS 9 back on it because Panther is too slow. I was just wondering how I do that. I have the original OS9 disks and the Panther disks. There is currently no OS 9 System folder on it. Just Panther 10.3.6
    Thanks alot in advance
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #2
    Just start your iBook from the CD (hold down 'C' on startup) and install... then you should be able to choose the OS 9 folder as default start-up system... just say now to anything that warns it will delete everything on the HD (i.e. formatting and/or clean install).
     
  3. James Philp macrumors 65816

    James Philp

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    do you mena you want to put classic on it, or you want to wipe OS X and install 9 only?
    If you just want classic, do a search on these forums, there have been about 1000001 threads like that!
    If you just want to install 9 and wipe OS X (bad idea, but anyway..) insert the 9 discs in and reboot while holding down the "C" key, and do an install.

    REM you will loose all your data it you don't back it up - OS9 doesn't have any of the multiple user stuff X does.
     
  4. machobson thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your help people. And yes I want to take OS X off and replace it with OS 9. Thanks again.
     

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