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OS 9 CD
Authored by: pwrmacbob on Oct 14, '02 11:14:22AM

Pardon my ingnorance but...If you have the OS 9.2.2 CD, wouldn't this do the same thing?



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OS 9 CD
Authored by: Spencerian on Oct 14, '02 02:05:49PM

Unfortunately, no. Apple typically "tweaks" the Mac OS when new hardware arrives to make it more compatible with some features or needs of the new box. A retail copy of Mac OS retroactively supports Macs that were produced before the new OS shipped.

The copy of Jaguar that arrived with the new "Windtunnel" G4s, as well as the copy of Mac OS 9.2.2 it came with, have been tweaked. These discs contain the only 'version' of Mac OS 9.2.2 that will function with these systems. Retail copies of Mac OS X 10.2 and OS 9.2.2 (or earlier versions of OS 9) won't cut it. Beginning sometime with new updates to the Windtunnels in 2003, soon there will be Macs that cannot boot Mac OS 9 at all, so this partitioning will go the way of the dodo.

I do point out two advantages to partitioning: Classic feels more responsive residing on its own partition. Second, mixing the various folders of OS X and OS 9 (such as Applications and Applications (Mac OS 9)) confuse a lot of users. Separating the parts helps a lot.



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OS 9 CD
Authored by: Toc on Dec 10, '02 01:28:32AM

Ok.... where is MacOS ROM v9.5.1? I have a dual 867 MMD and my OS ROM is version 8.7. I can't find 9.5.1 anywhere. I thought Apple was going to start this crap next year. I "need" OS 9 for printing reasons, and Classic does not work. I am starting to get mad at Apple.



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OS 9 CD
Authored by: barryjaylevine on Oct 14, '02 05:38:27PM

Unfortunately, no. The 9.2.2CD does not accompany the latest dual-G4's; it's a part of the whole "restore" feature. Any 9.2.2CD you own or bought will not show the 100MHz ATA bus-connected devices (no hard drive!), so you need to use the System Folder from the Restore CD set (or an existing System Folder on the hard drive) as the basis for a bootable 9.2 CD for the "mirrored door" G4s. I've posted a hint about a week or so ago about how to do this.

Barry



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OS 9 CD
Authored by: davidcjones on Feb 06, '03 01:49:16PM

Has someone out their gotten a 9.2.2 system install CD? I tried to get one from Apple so I could easily make a 9.2.2 partition (for recovery software) on my mirror-door Powermac. Since I had bought Jaguar a long time ago, I remembered the offer to let you buy a separate mac 9.2 install CD. I had the form to order this, but it didn't saw 9.2.1 or 9.2.2 (though the website page said 9.2.1). Wondering if the website wasn't current, I called the system upgrade phone number and was assured by the woman answering the phone it would be a 9.2.2 CD I received if I ordered. I put my $19.95 in the mail with my upgrade coupon and form, and wasn't completely surprised when a 9.2.1 showed up at my door. Since I already had a 9.2.1 install CD, I called Apple. I was told sorry, I was out of luck because the form said no returns or refunds. That is true I said, but I called you and the woman I spoke to told me it would be 9.2.2. "Do you remember her name?" Well, no, I didn't. I was out of luck. Forwarding it up the chain to management only produced the same answer that I couldn't "prove" anyone told me this, the form said "no returns" and web site page (that I hadn't even looked at since I had downloaded the form so long ago) said 9.2.1. They appreciated that I had done due diligence, but it wasn't their problem. Going to customer relations didn't produce any better story.

So if you got a 9.2.2 CD, I want to know where it came from!

David C Jones



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