Problem Involving Classic Environment!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TheDarkEnforcer, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. TheDarkEnforcer macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, my name is Bob, and this is my first post here on MacRumors Forums! :)

    Anyway, I have a problem that I'm hoping that someone here can help me with.

    I recently bought a computer from a private citizen, and its running fine, except for 1 MAJOR snafu. It would seem that somehow the dumb ass was able to delete the ENTIRETY of the Classic Environment, and without it I'm unable to do ALOT of things!!! :(

    I tried simply sticking an OS 9 install disk into the computer and booting from it in order to reinstall the Classic profile, however the computer was unwilling to boot from that disk. :eek:

    Now, I really don't want to wipe my hard drive in order to regain access to the Classic Environment. So is there any possible way that I could force the issue with my computer? Or am I up a creek with this one? :confused:

    I'm currently Running OS 10.4.11.

    Thanks in advance to anybody who offers help, as it will be much appreciated!!!
     
  2. Eastend macrumors 6502

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    Nara, Japan
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    You need to explain to everyone exactly what type of Mac you have. The Power PC was the only machine that could use Mac OS 9 without a emulator. That includes the G5, although the G5 could not boot into OS 9 it could be used within OS X. Intel Macs need a emulator, go here.....

    http://uneasysilence.com/archive/2006/08/7352/

    Anyway, first you need to post what exactly your Mac is.
     
  3. TheDarkEnforcer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, here's the Computer Specs (From Hardware Overview):
    Machine Name: Power Mac G4
    Machine Model: PowerMac3,4
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (3.3)
    CPU Speed: 1.47 GHz
    L2 Cache: 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 2 MB
    Memory: 1.5 GB
    Bus Speed: 133 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.2.8f1

    Is this enough to go on, or do I need to provide more information?
     

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