G4 Cube stuck booting into OS 9

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  1. ChrisFerri macrumors member

    ChrisFerri

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    Hey again!
    Another issue I'm experiencing with an older Mac I got. This time I got a G4 Cube, and it came with 10.2 installed and working on it. It had some files and programs on it and I was just exploring. I noticed it had OS 9.0.2? I think on it and I told it to boot into that for ***** and giggles to see what was installed on that side. Well now it just stays booting with the Happy Mac icon. Had it sit for a while and nothing. I can't do the X boot trick, it just continues into OS 9. Realized they're on the same partition so that doesn't do anything. And it seems that there is a disk stuck in the drive so I don't have to option to put in an OS X disk I have to just redo it all like I planned. Any suggestions or something I'm missing? Thanks!
     
  2. tdiaz macrumors 6502

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    Hold down the option key, pick a system folder.

    Or use the Startup Disk control panel and pick a system folder.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. ChrisFerri thread starter macrumors member

    ChrisFerri

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    Thanks for the reply. And in that image is all I get when I hold down option. And since I can't actually boot into the OS I don't think I can get too the Startup Disk control panel.
     

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    ChrisFerri thread starter macrumors member

    ChrisFerri

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    Update, I was able to get the stuck CD out and put in a Mac OS X 10.0 install CD I had, got it all formated and its reinstalling the OS now.
     
  5. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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    Startup Disk control panel from MacOS 9.0.x isn't smart enough to bless the OSX System folder.

    You need Startup Disk control panel v 9.2 or later

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1111

    IIRC, If you updated that 9.0.x to 9.1 it should install v 9.2
     

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