Reinstalling Classic environment

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by vtprinz, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. vtprinz macrumors 6502

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    I got rid of classic on my G3 iBook a long time ago, as I never used anything that needed it. I've since upgraded it from Jaguar to Panther, and now I have an assignment for class that needs a program that only runs in classic.

    I tried using the software restore discs that came with my iBook, but it said it couldn't install onto my hard drive (null). Can I install classic with the Panther discs or is there some other way to get the software restore disc to work?
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    In with the Panther CDs should be an 'Additional Software' CD – run the installer on this and that will put Classic on your machine.
     
  3. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    you can use terminal to copy just the Classic disk image to your hard drive, and then mount it and copy the system folder over.

    cd /Volumes/"name of cd"/.images
    cp OS9General.dmg ~/Desktop

    Your CD may vary slightly, but basically you copy the OS9-sounding DMG file from a folder called .images. You'll have to use 'ls -al' to see the hidden directories.

    Lee Tom
     

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