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  • Electronathan Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    This has been a handy thread and I hope it serves well for someone in the future...
    btw: I am loving my new/old/new-again iBook.
  • bemorjac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ive got a set of OS9 install discs. They r the gray ones. Do u still need a set?
  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)
    Just a little interjection at this point; If you already have Tiger installed, do you also have the "Additional Software" disc for that install? Because the Additional Software" as I remember IS Classic.

    You do need to have the HD formatted correctly, too. When installing Tiger, one of the options is to install OS9 drivers when formatting prior to install. Without them it's very difficult to get Classic to work at all.
  • Don Archibald Level 10 Level 10 (101,290 points)
    Hi, noondaywitch -

    Only the OEM disk sets that originally shipped with a Mac have the capability to install OS 9 or Classic, and those disks are model-specific to the model with which they came.

    None of the retail (after market) OSX disk sets (OSX 10.2 and later) have the ability to install OS 9.

    More importantly, since the last Mac that was OS 9 bootable came with a version of OSX 10.2, none of the later version OEM disk sets can install a bootable OS 9 - they can only install a Classic-only version, one which is not complete in the sense of being OS (boot) capable.

    This means that any Tiger disk set, even an OEM one, can not install OS 9; an OEM disk set for Tiger may be able to install Classic, but that's not the same thing as OS 9.
  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)
    Thanks Don, your points are noted (and agreed). I'm not sure, however that affects the ability to run the software required.

    I am getting somewhat bemused though by the shifting descriptions of the Mac(s) referred to. Always a problem when threads are hi-jacked.
  • Thanos Chrysakis Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    Hi Jowie,

    I would like to install OS 9 to my old machine
    a PowerBook G4 (black keyboard) that runs under 10.4.6

    Any tip about where to find a retail install 0S 9 CD
    would be much appreciated. I'm based in UK just
    outside London.

  • Jowie Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
    Hi Thanos

    I can let you know how but probably not on here, so probably best if you email me - I use MobileMe and my username is joe.nash ... Hopefully from that you can work out my address

  • Thanos Chrysakis Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    thanks for your reply.
    Actually I don't use MobileME so can you
    please email me to this address:

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