Getting Classic Running on a G4 Notebook...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rebelx24, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. rebelx24 macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2007
    I've got an iBook G4 running OS 10.4 which currently does not contain an OS 9 system folder. How would I go about setting up classic? Would I need a retail copy of OS 9.1 or 9.2.1 (unfortunately, I only have a retail copy of OS 9.0)? Thanks.
  2. BlackMax macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2007
    North Carolina
    My wife has classic mode setup on here G4 PowerMac because she has a lot of legacy graphic design applications she must run. If I remember correctly we installed her version of OS 9.1 over Tiger 10.4.5 and then upgraded to 9.2.2 when she first got her new PowerMac.

    Have you tried downloading the updates to take you from 9.0 to 9.2.2?

    This wikipedia site has links to the various OS 9 upgrades.
  3. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

    beige matchbox

    Mar 16, 2005
    Oxfordshire, UK
    Do you have another mac currently setup for running classic?

    If so just copy the system folder over and your iBook should detect it :)
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    The Classic environment should be on the System Restore disc that shipped with your computer.

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