Cant Boot up OS 9 cd in OS X

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  1. white macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2003
    Hi guys,
    I'm using OS X currently and would like to install OS 9.1.However, i cant seem to Boot UP the Power G4 OS 9.1 CD which I burn as a Back up and my Orignal CD is not with me as I'm out to work for Mths.

    I used toast section CD2CD not the data Tag I remember that. Any other way to make it Bootable???

    I can see the contents in th Cd
    all i need it to get the Power G4 CD OS 9.1 (back up) to boot up so that i can install in the 2nd Partition.

    I need help!

  2. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    What machine are you running? If it is any machine Apple released in the year 2003 don't try any further to install OS 9.

    If it is prior to a 2003 machine, which model and what speed? Are you trying to boot off an external drive or an internal? (Try the internal first, and restart your computer with your back-up copy in the internal drive by pressing and holding the C key.)

    The following G4 model machines may frown at specifically OS 9.1:

    All G4 iMacs
    All Quicksilver (non-graphite) Powermacs
    All Powerbooks with processor speeds at or above 550MHz (overclocking doesn't count, big shots!)
  3. white thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2003

    New Imac 17Inch 1Gbz i try to boot up internal but cant so how am i goin to get OS 9 Install???

  4. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030


    Jun 25, 2001
    Moneyapolis, Minnesota
    you can't install it that easily on a new 17" iMac. if it's THAT important, i think there might be a few hacks out there that will allow you to do it, at your own risk, as it may completely mess up your computer.
  5. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    As mnkeybsness said, you can find hacks to operate OS 9.

    With your iMac G4 1GHz machine you can use classic. Unless you are willing to risk using such hacking utilities, which is more likely a worse case than trying to install OS 9 yourself, you are officially S.O.L.

    Also, don't bother trying to boot off an OS 9.2.x CD to your G4 iMac, either. It has the same effectiveness as the OS 9.1 CD, as your machine sees ANY OS 9 CD as a circular, cardboard disk.
  6. iJon macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    yep there is nothing you can do, unless you get a nem boot rom, which probably cant be found on the internet, sorry. why do you wnat to go back to 9 anyways.

  7. white thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2003
    I'm doin recording sturff and Protools 6 not really that stable
    I cant install Protools 5 in OS X so i have to get the OS 9 Install
  8. white thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2003

    I dont see anything i cant boot up at all.

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