Trying to install OS9

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  1. EJBasile macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2004

    I'm trying to clear off the HD on an iBook and reinstall OS9. When I start the computer I hold down the C button and it boots to the OS9 disk. When the desktop appears the mouse pointer shows the little watch thing and it just keep on "thinking" and it will never let me do anything. If you boot to the HD the comptuer will work. What can I do to reinstall OS9?
  2. Mr. G4 macrumors 6502

    Mr. G4

    Mar 29, 2002
    Rohnert Park, CA
    What kind of iBook do you have?
    You might not be able to install a stand alone OS9 on the latest iBook or any Mac for that matter.
    Or do you mean installing OS9 and classic on OSX?
  3. EJBasile thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2004
    Its a 500mhz

    It has OS 9 on it currently I just want to reinstall it.
  4. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    After holding down C to boot from CD, try holding down SHIFT to boot with extensions disabled. Also, try unplugging any USB devices you might have plugged in.

    Another way to try it (this might work)... Just boot from your HD, copy the System Folder from the CD onto your HD, but with another name, like System Folder 2. Then use the Startup Disk control panel to boot from that System Folder.
  5. EJBasile thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2004
    I tried turning off the extensions but that did not work.

    When I boot to the disc the computer basically freezes.
  6. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Are you using the same discs that came with the iBook? Perhaps you are trying to install a version that is too "old"...

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