Trying to install OS9

EJBasile

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Hey,

I'm trying to clear off the HD on an iBook and reinstall OS9. When I start the computer I hold down the C button and it boots to the OS9 disk. When the desktop appears the mouse pointer shows the little watch thing and it just keep on "thinking" and it will never let me do anything. If you boot to the HD the comptuer will work. What can I do to reinstall OS9?
 

Mr. G4

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EJBasile said:
Hey,

I'm trying to clear off the HD on an iBook and reinstall OS9. When I start the computer I hold down the C button and it boots to the OS9 disk. When the desktop appears the mouse pointer shows the little watch thing and it just keep on "thinking" and it will never let me do anything. If you boot to the HD the comptuer will work. What can I do to reinstall OS9?
What kind of iBook do you have?
You might not be able to install a stand alone OS9 on the latest iBook or any Mac for that matter.
Or do you mean installing OS9 and classic on OSX?
 
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EJBasile

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Mr. G4 said:
What kind of iBook do you have?
You might not be able to install a stand alone OS9 on the latest iBook or any Mac for that matter.
Or do you mean installing OS9 and classic on OSX?
Its a 500mhz

It has OS 9 on it currently I just want to reinstall it.
 
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LeeTom

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After holding down C to boot from CD, try holding down SHIFT to boot with extensions disabled. Also, try unplugging any USB devices you might have plugged in.

Another way to try it (this might work)... Just boot from your HD, copy the System Folder from the CD onto your HD, but with another name, like System Folder 2. Then use the Startup Disk control panel to boot from that System Folder.
 
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EJBasile

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LeeTom said:
After holding down C to boot from CD, try holding down SHIFT to boot with extensions disabled. Also, try unplugging any USB devices you might have plugged in.

Another way to try it (this might work)... Just boot from your HD, copy the System Folder from the CD onto your HD, but with another name, like System Folder 2. Then use the Startup Disk control panel to boot from that System Folder.
I tried turning off the extensions but that did not work.

When I boot to the disc the computer basically freezes.
 
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