Reinstalling Classic environment

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

  1. vtprinz macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2004
    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

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    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


    May 31, 2004
    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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