Restoring system CD question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Captnroger, May 12, 2003.

  1. Captnroger macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    I have a DP 1Ghz G4 MDD, which I bought slightly used. The guy that had it before me did a restore to get it back to the factory state. However, I am noticing a couple of things:

    -OS 9.x was not installed (can't switch to it via startup disk). Did they stop installing 9 when they introduced the MDD G4?

    -I can't run classic mode - is says it was not installed. Can't figure that one out, can't recall that there is an option to not install classic mode

    -iDVD is missing from the application folder. Yes, this is superdrive equipped.

    I really don't want to wipe out my drive and start over with a new install - can I just restore the system or application CDs and not wipe out the entire drive?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Flickta macrumors 6502

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    Dunno. But You can always try and boot up from a restore cd and look what it suggests... and then, perhaps, you have an OS X & OS 9 install CD's? Try them... When my PB G4 (ruined by ctrl-cmd-power restarts of OS X) refused to boot in any system - showed no system folder sign - booting from X cd and archiving and installing helped. My classic was back...
     
  3. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    you do indeed need OS 9 installed to run Classic. Install it and you'll be good there. If you don't have a copy, you'll have to buy a copy of 9 off ebay or something, or pirate it... which is sadly the way to go, apple hasn't provided it freely yet but they don't sell it either :confused:

    pnw
     
  4. coolbreeze macrumors 65816

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    Just because it has a superdrive, doesn't mean it has iDVD. I had to buy iDVD seperate (as part of iLife) for my FP iMac w/Superdrive...
     
  5. Captnroger thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies, a couple of questions:

    iDVD - my understanding that is came with superdrive equipped Macs. This is a first generation MDD back in October of last year. Did I miss something?

    Regarding OS9 - so I have to BUY a copy to run classic mode? Again, I thought this was included in OS X.

    Thanks.
     
  6. caveman_uk Guest

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    With my DP 1GHz MDD the only thing that the OS X discs install is OS X and the basic stuff - NOT iDVD or OS 9. They are on the software restore discs (3 or 4 of them) and need to be installed separately after installing OS X. Did the seller not give you all the discs?
     
  7. Captnroger thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes I have the disks. In fact, all the i apps were installed (photo, tunes, movie) but no iDVD. Are you saying this and the classic environment is on disks 3 and 4?

    Thanks!
     

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