Running os10.3.3, can't startup in 9!

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by jomer, May 29, 2004.

  1. jomer macrumors newbie

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    I currently have 3 HD's setup in my G4 500MHz Dual. One running 10.3.3, one that I formatted blank with OS X's Disk Utility, and one storage drive hooked up to a ATA133 card. I want to have OS9 on one drive and 10 on the other. Seems like a simple enough request however even after disconnecting the drive with X, I can't startup with the os9 cd. I just get the no viable system folder flashing question mark. I even tried disconnecting ALL the drives on my system just to see if I could startup from the cd (holding down the c key of course) and I get the same error. Was the mistake formatting the blank drive in 10? Perhaps firmware is not letting me go back to 9? Do I have to format the drive on a comp running 9 and then bring it into my system? Please help Thanks.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    EDIT: OOPS, I misread the original post. That being the case, I don't know how to help.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Jomer said that he can't boot from the MacOS 9 CD.

    Jomer, the format of your hard disk should have no effect on your ability to boot from a CD. The most likely explanation for your problem is that you are trying to boot from a non-bootable CD. If you are trying to boot from an upgrade CD, it won't boot. You have three choices: you can use a standard installation CD for MacOS 9.1, MacOS 9.2.1, or the System Restore CD that shipped with your Mac. Be warned: the the latter CD will reformat the target HD and restore it to its shipping state from Apple.
     
  4. jomer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    let's hope

    Thanks Mister. I'll give it a try.
     
  5. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    You might also want to check the jumper settings of your CD drive. If it's set right, you should be able to boot off of a bootable CD. Try it with an OS X disc, and if it works, try a different OS 9 CD.
     
  6. jomer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What would the proper jumper settings be for a factory drive?
     

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