How do i install OS 9 and OS X on one computer?

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  1. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    so i now have my iMac g3, i have panther installed on it already, but how do i install 0s 9 as well? i know panther has classic support but thats not what im looking for, i want to actually be able to boot into os 9. any help would be appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    Use an OS9 CD. Restart holding "c". Do the install, but do a clean Install, and both OSes will coexist.

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  3. nokiauk macrumors member

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    only or certain machines though, about 3-4 years ago I think they stopped dual boot OS9 capability.

    Drivers could be a problem also.
     
  4. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    this machine is from 2000
     
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    You should be able to install Mac OS 9 on it.
     
  6. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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  7. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    In OS 9, there's the startup disk control panel, and i believe its the same in OS X as well. MIght even be able to use the technique where you hold down the option key at startup. never had that model iMac, so I don't know if it works like that or not. Point is, its not difficult to do.
     
  8. TEG macrumors 604

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    You can switch between by either using the Startup Disk Control Panel/System Preference, by holding down option at startup, holding "x" to boot into OS X or "9" to boot into OS9.

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  9. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    Wouldn't he want a partition?
     
  10. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    A separate partition is not needed. i have a couple of Mac's running both Mac OS 9 and OS X in the same partition.
     
  11. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    Oh. That's pretty cool. :D
     

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