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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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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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