new G4 OS 9 boot question...please help!!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by goldensol, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. goldensol macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2003
    Is there any way around the new logic board in Dual 1.25 gig G4 machines? Is there any possible way or programs that will allow me to boot OS 9?

    Any and all comments are welcome.

  2. MoparShaha macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2003
    San Francisco
    Nope, sorry. Those machines (I'm on one) cannot boot into OS9. There is no work-around.
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Power Mac G4 DP 1.25 Ghz FW800

    For PowerMacs -- FW800 signals OS 9 bootability death.

    Every other desktop/portable loses OS 9 bootability with DDR.

    No way around it, and if there was -- portions of the machine will fail to work, due to lack of ROM extensions/patches for hardware on the motherboard.


    We used to have companies willing to patch the ROM to allow people to get around some of Apple's hurdles, but no one really has come forward since the death of the clones.

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