Still able to start up from mac os 9 on new pb's?

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  1. nazzz macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know if it is still possible to start up from mac os 9 on the new powerbooks?

    I'm thinking of buying a new 15" with superdrive, but still have some essential music notation software that only works with mac os 9.
    It doesn't work in classic mode under os x yet.

    As far as I know it is possible on the former G4's, but I'd like to be sure it also works on new G4's before I buy one...

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  2. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Nope, it won't work. Only Classic.



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  3. iJon macrumors 604

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    you are out of luck, take a look at the emacs if you have to run os 9.

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  4. nazzz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the information. Too bad...
    I guess my best option then is to try to find a secondhand pb g4,
    an emac is not portable enough for me ;-)
     
  5. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    What is this music notation software you're talking about?



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  6. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    The iBook 900's I think still boot into OS9 as well.
     
  7. nazzz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's called Igor from www.noteheads.com and is a very handy to use program, well suited for the modern composer.

    I like it better than Finale. Which - as far as I know - is also not working properly in classic mode yet.

    An os x version of Igor will probably not be available any time soon, that's why I'll need to be able to start up from mas os 9 still.
     
  8. nazzz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, but the ibooks don't have superdrives...
     
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    I could be insanely wrong here...but I don't think any PB that has a built in SuperDrive will let you boot into OS 9. Can anyone confirm or refute this?
     
  11. iJon macrumors 604

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    i believe the last 15" powerbooks could boot into 9.

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  12. Hugin777 macrumors regular

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    As far as I know it's the FireWire 800 models that won't boot OS9.
     
  13. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    I have one and it does.... (November 2002 revision.)
     
  14. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    The Ti PowerBooks boot into OS 9. You can still find them, too. The CompUSA here has quite a few 1 GHz TiBooks in stock, along with many websites and you might even find one or two on the refurb section of the Apple Store, as well. Not only will they work just as well, but they will be a lot cheaper now that the new Aluminum PowerBooks are out.
     
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    fyi ibook 900's do not boot into os 9, unless i missed somehting huge for the past three months.
    did have anightmare about that the other night thogh.
    --carly
     
  17. Hugin777 macrumors regular

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    Machines compatible with OS 9

    Here's what Apple has to say.
     
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