Upgrading 2002 Quicksilver from Jaguar to Tiger clean, keeping OS 9.

tevion5

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I have an old Jaguar installation on the Macintosh HD of my shiny new Power Mac G4 1GHz DP. It also currently has a bootable version of Mac OS 9.2.2. I am backing up the contents of this drive to an external USB drive as I write this.

What I want is a FRESH install of Tiger, along with a bootable version of Mac OS 9.2.2.

I have a full set of Tiger retail disks, and all the restore disks that originally came with the machine itself. Thank you Macintosh Garden for the latter!

What i would like to know is, what is the order/approach I should take in order to achieve what I want?

(P.S. Is it possible to copy the Macintosh HD contents in it's current Jaguar form, clean install Tiger Retail disks, and then simply paste the Mac OS 9 files from the Jaguar install right into the Tiger HD? It seems too easy and sounds like there would be a ton of bad associations and whatnot. Just a thought.)
 

bunnspecial

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What I personally would do is install a second hard drive then format and install Tiger on it. You could then continue to boot from the current OS 9 system folder on the already installed HDD, and even use that folder for Classic in Tiger.

If you want a "fresh start" with no remnants of old files or programs , use the restore disks to wipe the current drive and install 9.2.2 and 10.2. Then use your Tiger disk to upgrade 10.2 to 10.4.
 

weckart

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The easiest way is to get hold of this disk, which is part of the QS set. There should also be a separate Applications disk.

That way, you can ignore Jaguar and just install Tiger fresh. Boot and install OS9 and add whatever stock applications you want.
 

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tevion5

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The easiest way is to get hold of this disk, which is part of the QS set. There should also be a separate Applications disk.

That way, you can ignore Jaguar and just install Tiger fresh. Boot and install OS9 and add whatever stock applications you want.
Oh, I think that disc is included with the macintosh garden collection!

This might be the easiest way alright, thanks :)

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What I personally would do is install a second hard drive then format and install Tiger on it. You could then continue to boot from the current OS 9 system folder on the already installed HDD, and even use that folder for Classic in Tiger.

If you want a "fresh start" with no remnants of old files or programs , use the restore disks to wipe the current drive and install 9.2.2 and 10.2. Then use your Tiger disk to upgrade 10.2 to 10.4.
Not a bad idea either. I really should get a second IDE drive. They are dirt cheap there days. Maybe a 250GB or something.