Where is Os 9?


wdlove

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aaronl23 said:
What does the CD look like? Does it just include OS 9?
It's no longer called OS 9. Now it's called Classic. It should have been installed along with Tiger. If you go into preference you will find the 9 icon, then you can bootup into Classic.
 

Plymouthbreezer

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wdlove said:
It's no longer called OS 9. Now it's called Classic. It should have been installed along with Tiger. If you go into preference you will find the 9 icon, then you can bootup into Classic.
Boot in Classic??? On a G5? I wouldn't think so. My G4 is two years old and can't boot in Classic. I believe the cutoff for booting in Classic (OS 9.2.x) was January, 2003 (which sounds correct, as mine was built in late April 2003).
 

Darwin

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Plymouthbreezer said:
Boot in Classic??? On a G5? I wouldn't think so. My G4 is two years old and can't boot in Classic. I believe the cutoff for booting in Classic (OS 9.2.x) was January, 2003 (which sounds correct, as mine was built in late April 2003).
wdlove meant that you boot into Classic from within OS X, of course all new macs cannot actually boot into OS 9 by itself
 

Plymouthbreezer

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Darwin said:
wdlove meant that you boot into Classic from within OS X, of course all new macs cannot actually boot into OS 9 by itself
Well, yes, that's true...

But to a Mac newbie, it could have been misunderstood that you can boot your computer in Classic.
 

hob

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I didn't have to hunt for it with my old powerbook... or my new PowerMac... In both cases, it was on the second DVD... On the powerbook, you'd put it in and the dock would disappear leaving you with a "software restore" utility including the option to install OS 9 "support" i.e. classic...

Hope that helps?
 

SFVCyclone

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wdlove said:
It's no longer called OS 9. Now it's called Classic. It should have been installed along with Tiger. If you go into preference you will find the 9 icon, then you can bootup into Classic.

I still call it OS 9. I think its still 9, technically it is still 9.
 

cb911

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help installing Classic support on Tiger

okay i've got my original Software Restore DVD that came with my PowerBook, and i just installed the Software Restore utility. but then when i start up the Soft Restore utility it says to "insert the disk with this picture" - showing the picture that's on the Software Restore disk. only trouble is the disk is already in my drive. :confused: i've tried ejecting and re-inserting the DVD an it makes no difference.

anyone know how i can get Classic to restore?
 

TDM21

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cb911 said:
okay i've got my original Software Restore DVD that came with my PowerBook, and i just installed the Software Restore utility. but then when i start up the Soft Restore utility it says to "insert the disk with this picture" - showing the picture that's on the Software Restore disk. only trouble is the disk is already in my drive. :confused: i've tried ejecting and re-inserting the DVD an it makes no difference.

anyone know how i can get Classic to restore?
I just looked at the restore dvds that came with my PB. on my 1st dvd there is a package labeled "Install Applications & Classic Support." I just double clicked on it and the installer did the rest.

It is my understanding that OS 9 is now distributed in a similar way iLife is. What I mean is you get Classic with any new computer you buy, but it does not come with a copy of an OS. My PB came pre-installed with Classic, but when I did a fresh install of 10.4 I had to reinstall it from my PB's restore cds
 

cb911

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well i need it for Carmageddon 2. :D

i did try copying the System Folder from an OS 9 install CD i had, but when i try to start Classic it says:
Code:
The system software on the startup disk only functions on the original media, not if copied to another drive.
TDM21 - i did a fresh Tiger install right from the start, so i never had Classic on there.

i did run the package ""Install Applications & Classic Support" but then when i run the Software Restore app it says to insert the Software Restore DVD - but if i do it does nothing. that's my problem. :confused:
 

Nermal

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mad jew said:
Well, Tiger didn't come on my new G5 iMac so I'm assuming iGary's right. Nevermind, no great loss.
My iMac G5 came with Tiger preinstalled, but without OS 9 installed. However, there was an OS 9 (presumably Classic-only) DVD in the box.
 

LimeiBook86

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<<<Now translating geek-speak into english>>>

Mac OS 9 is discontinued. You can run Mac OS 9 applications in Mac OS X by using 'Classic', you will still need a Mac OS 9.1 (or later) CD-ROM to install a Mac OS 9 System Folder onto your computer's hard drive. Then you will be able to run Mac OS 9 applications using 'Classic' while in Mac OS X. Most Macintosh computers made after 2002 can not boot into Mac OS 9, they can only boot into Mac OS X and can only run Mac OS 9 applications through the 'Classic' emulator.

If you need a Mac OS 9 CD-ROM some people here are selling them but, most newer Macintosh computers require Mac OS 9.1 or later so make sure the CD-ROM is version 9.1 and not 9.0

Hope that helps! :D
 

Eric5h5

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LimeiBook86 said:
Mac OS 9 is discontinued. You can run Mac OS 9 applications in Mac OS X by using 'Classic', you will still need a Mac OS 9.1 (or later) CD-ROM to install a Mac OS 9 System Folder onto your computer's hard drive.
This is untrue. You do not need an OS 9 CD-ROM. All you need is the "Additional software" disc that came with your computer. Put it in, double-click on "Install additional software," done. OS 9 is installed when you do that. It's version 9.2.2, which was an update specifically made to work better under emulation in the Classic environment.

--Eric
 

RacerX

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Apple has included a copy of Mac OS 9 with every system that they have shipped since Mac OS 9 was first released. Yes, this includes new systems of today. The only difference is that Mac OS 9 is not installed at the factory anymore, it is up to the user to install Mac OS 9 in order to use the Classic environment.

This is what Apple has to say on the subject:
If you have a Power Mac G5, iBook, or iMac G5 that came with Mac OS X 10.3.4 or 10.3.7, you can install a Mac OS 9 System Folder from your Additional Software & Apple Hardware Test disc. If you have a Mac Mini or PowerBook that came with 10.3.7, you can install a Mac OS 9 System Folder from the disc labeled Mac OS 9 Install Disc.

Out of the box, some Macintosh computers manufactured after June 2004 do not have Classic pre-installed, including iMac G5, Mac mini, and some Power Macintosh G5 computers. Classic is available on one of the Apple software discs that came with the computer, and you can install it if you need to.

To install Classic support:
  1. Insert the disc that came with your computer that contains Classic support ("Additional Software & Apple Hardware Test" for iMac G5 and some Power Macintosh G5 computers, Software Restore discs for others--check the labels on the discs).
  2. Double-click the "Install Extra Software" icon.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions.
  4. After selecting the destination disk for installation, continue following the onscreen instructions for a basic installation or click Customize to choose the applications you want to install.
 

mklos

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RacerX said:
Apple has included a copy of Mac OS 9 with every system that they have shipped since Mac OS 9 was first released. Yes, this includes new systems of today. The only difference is that Mac OS 9 is not installed at the factory anymore, it is up to the user to install Mac OS 9 in order to use the Classic environment.
Of course, this will change once MacTels ship. I seriously doubt Apple will port OS 9 to x86 anytime soon and I don't think Rosetta will make OS 9 run correctly. The shipping of MacTels will be the official death of OS 9(aka Classic IMO)
 

LimeiBook86

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Eric5h5 said:
This is untrue. You do not need an OS 9 CD-ROM. All you need is the "Additional software" disc that came with your computer. Put it in, double-click on "Install additional software," done. OS 9 is installed when you do that. It's version 9.2.2, which was an update specifically made to work better under emulation in the Classic environment.

--Eric
Well I know that, I was just under the impression that he didn't have the install disks available. :p