Trouble booting into 9.2.1 and 8.6

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by stromie952, Jan 1, 2003.

  1. stromie952 macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2002
    Rochester, NY
    I have a G3 300 Beige Mini Tower with 2 hard drives. One is a 8GB IDE and the other is a 4GB SCSI. I have OS 9.2.1 installed on the SCSI and OS X.2 installed on a partition on the 8GB IDE and OS 8.6 on a small partition on the same drive.

    Yesterday, I clean installed all of the systems and was successfully in both 9.2.1 and 8.6. Now, I can't boot into 9.2.1 or 8.6 from OS X. When I try to boot into either older system, it gets to the happy mac screen then restarts and boots into OS X.2. This happened before I clean installed when the systems were installed on different partitions and different hard drives as well.

    I have tried resetting the PRAM, but that hasn't helped.

    Any assistance would be appreciated

  2. yamadataro macrumors 6502

    Have you tried pressing the Option key down when you start up your machine, I guess? The option key gives you a selection menu to chose which OS system on your machine you want to use at that particular startup.

    I believe you can do that on a OSX installed machine.

    Good luck.

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