Deleting Mac OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by halfprep455, May 11, 2007.

  1. halfprep455 macrumors regular


    Feb 17, 2007
    Maryland USA
    I found this old Mac B&W that already has Mac OS 10.3 installed on it. I already have an intel iMac so I want to put Mac OS 9 on the B&W to use some old classic applications that will not run under classic for some reason on the B&W. Is there any way to completly erase OS 10.3 so I can install Mac OS 9?
  2. Soulstorm macrumors 68000


    Feb 1, 2005
    If I remember correctly, you can boot using the OS 9 install CD, and do an erase and install, or format the whole drive and then install.

    Just to remind you, B&W macs can boot from OS 9 in addition to OS X, so you don't have to remove OS X just to use some programs natively in OS 9.
  3. Angrist macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2005
    MI or NJ
    You don't have to delete OS X to install OS 9.

    Just throw the OS 9 CD in, boot from it, install. Then in either the System Preferences on X or the Control Panel on 9, select the version that you want to boot from.

    They can coexist quite peacefully.

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