mac os 9 on intel machine

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  1. Crown16 macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    My gramps has been using mac since 1984. atm he has a imac G5 (with isight) which can run mac os 9 in mac os x. so he can use os 9 programs in os x. But lately his g5 showing crap... so he wants to have all his os 9 capabilities and benefets which he has in his g5, in his intel macbook. Is this possible? how could i do that?
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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  3. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

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    Classic will not run on any Intel machine or on Leopard in general. Your only choice would be attempting to get OS9 running in one of the various emulators out there (I prefer SheepShaver). The only problem is these emulators are not user friendly and setup is non-trivial at best.
     
  4. belvdr macrumors 603

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    I had seen that before, but since it hasn't been touched in 2 years, good luck.
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    SheepShaver will get you the original Mac OS on Intel machines, but I believe it can only handle up to 8.1 or something.
     
  6. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

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    No, it can run up to 9.0.4 but, from my experience, it chokes really badly on 9.1 and up.
     
  7. Crown16 thread starter macrumors regular

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    wow thanks everyone...

    Just have to try and figure out how to work it now... but that shouldnt be to big of a deal. Gramps will be pleased:)
     
  8. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    Sheepshaver works fine.
     
  9. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    You might be better off picking up a used PowerMac G5 or a Powerbook.

    Any warranty left on the iMac?

    If you do go for a Macbook don't forget to wait until the next revision coming in a few days.
     
  10. 840quadra Moderator

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    Why not buy a Powermac G4 or even earlier and run Classic native (os 9.1) ? Granted it is a 2nd machine, but it is designed and built to run that OS.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. durija macrumors 6502

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    Figure out what's wrong with the G5 and fix it?
     
  12. Crown16 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The Intel laptop is already bought... couple of months ago..
     
  13. Crown16 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well ive been trying out sheepshaver a bit reading bout it on the web nd stuff. But i need to get my hands on some MAC rom anyone have an idea how? that doesnt involve getting a old mac:p?
     
  14. maccam macrumors 6502a

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    It's kinda illegal but here ya' go: http://www.redundantrobot.com/sheepshaver-tutorial/
    It's about halfway down in the page. Just ask me for help if you have problems!
     

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