Stuck on OS 9; Please help

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by adddictedtomac, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. adddictedtomac macrumors regular

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    I have one HD on my Quicksiver 733MHz.

    This HD has one partition and two operating systems: Mac OS X 10.4 and OS 9.2

    Now every time I boot up on Mac OS 9.2 it seems that the finder freezes and I can't get anything to work. The mouse pointer moves but I can't click on anything!

    When I reboot holding the alt key, it shows me the HD on Mac OS 9 and that's it.

    Tried startup with P+R+ alt+cmd, still same!

    How can I go back to Mac OS X 10.4?????

    Any ideas?
     
  2. ppcg4mac macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted

    The only way to fix this that I have found is to install a hard drive from another ppc Mac, alt boot onto it and set the startup volume to the osx system folder on the original volume. One of the downsides of having 2 oses on the same drive.
     
  3. adddictedtomac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Fixed it! I did not want to use another HD, so I tried with the Mac OS X 10.3 installation disk, under utilities, there is a DiskStartup option.
     
  4. tayloralmond macrumors 6502

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    The way I reboot into Tiger from 9.2.2 is holding the "X" key upon hearing the startup chime. You hold it for about 10 seconds, then the computer will restart itself and will now boot into OS X.
     
  5. adddictedtomac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, thats good to know.
     
  6. tayloralmond macrumors 6502

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    Always glad to help.
     

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