Hard Drive format for OS 9.2.1 on Titanium Powerbook G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Startech2020, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. Startech2020 macrumors newbie

    Startech2020

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    Hello,



    I’m thinking of purchasing a Titanium Powerbook to run Mac OS 9 natively. If the laptop already has OS X, can I still use Disk Utility on another OS X Machine to format it the standard way and load OS 9 from Disc?



    Thank you!




    p.s.



    I don’t want to partition from OS X because I have a lot of OS 9 applications that I want to install.
     
  2. AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

    AmazingHenry

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    Formatting a drive erases it, so you don't want to do that. Your best option is to partition the drive and format the partition as Mac OS Extended. Then install OS 9 on the partition and install OS X on top of OS 9 on that same partition. Now you can move files from Partition 1 to Partition 2. Sorry, but that's one of the best options.
     
  3. bunnspecial macrumors 603

    bunnspecial

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    Format HFS+, APM and be sure you check the "Install OS 9 Drivers."

    You will need to do this in TDM or from a bootable install disk.
     

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