Installing OS 9 on Panther from Jaguar disks

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by upperblue79, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. upperblue79 macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2004
    Little Rock, AR
    Last week I reformatted my desktop and laptop just so I can get rid of virtual pc and os 9 (wasn't using them and wanted to save hard drive space) Well, now I realize I need classic for a cd that came with one of my books for school. My computers came with Jaguar disks and I was just hoping for an easy straight forward way of getting os 9 back on my machines so I can use classic.

  2. pncc macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2002
    1) I would try booting into Jaguar from the Restore disks that came with your mac. You may be able to restore just Classic, then again, maybe not...

    2) Can you get your hands on a OS 9 CD? Will your macs boot into 9? You may or may not be able to boot from that. If you can, you're golden. If not...

    3) If you can't do 1) and don't have 2),
    Download pacifist from Versiontracker. Pacifist allows you to search and extract dmg files (even invisible ones) from install disks. The Classic DMG image is on the CDs you have. Find it (sorry I don't know where) and save it as a DMG file. Open the DMG file and use Disk Utility to burn that to a CD. Now boot from that and install 9.

    If you can't boot from 9 and can't restore from Jaguar, you are SOL unless you can install 9.2.2 from 3) on something and then copy the whole folder to your Mac.
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    if all you are looking to do is restore classic and not install OS 9 then all you should have to do is get the DVD/disc that have the software restore on it that came with your mac, pop it in and you can reinstall classic with no prob
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    No no PlaceofDis - upperblue79 needs Mac OS 9 AND the Classic environment to run that CD. The Classic environment is useless without Mac OS 9, since Classic works by booting an altered Mac OS 9.
  5. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Classic requires a full OS 9 System Folder. Which the install for is on your Jagaur disks. Using the system restore disk (or it might be labled disk 2, the one you don't have to boot up from), you should install the system restore witch is like a 2mb program that lets you restore the original software on your computer. When you run it you should be able to select installing only OS 9.

    The other choice is to use pacifist or some other program to show invisible files and hunt around on the restore disk for the classic .dmg file and run that.

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