os 9 bootability?

excalibur313

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Jun 7, 2003
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I have a dual 1.25 ghz g4 powermac and I was curious if I could find out whether it is bootable in os 9 natively (eg not classic).
Thanks,
Stephen
 

Sun Baked

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May 19, 2002
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If the PowerMac has FW800 it's likely the rev. B of the MDD... which doesn't boot OS 9.

All the PMs before that (without FW800) should boot OS 9.

And the issue is a bit complex since Apple introduced the Rev. B MDD and the killed it and replaced it with legacy rev. A MDD machine when the PowerMac G5 came out.
 

Plymouthbreezer

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Feb 27, 2005
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My iMac G4 can't boot in OS 9, but my G3 can...

I think most (anyone else wanna help me out there? I'm too lazy right now to look and see) G3s will, and G4s from before very early 2003.
 

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Plymouthbreezer said:
My iMac G4 can't boot in OS 9, but my G3 can...

I think most (anyone else wanna help me out there? I'm too lazy right now to look and see) G3s will, and G4s from before very early 2003.
PowerMac -- > FW800 = no Mac OS 9 bootablity.

Everything Else -- > DDR = no Mac OS 9 bootablity ***

*** - The eMac is an odd duck since they shipped both OS 9 bootable and non-bootable in the SDR revision right before they updated to DDR.