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Authored by: robg on Jan 11, '03 10:37:17AM

[The following was submitted as a hint, but really belongs here as a comment ... this was sumbitted by "gmleeii", so the words are his/hers, not mine...]

There is a slightly easier way that does not involve the Terminal. After partitioning the drive and installing OS X on one partition, reboot the computer to the HD partition containing the newly installed OS X. Insert the first Restore disk and go through the restore process, selecting only OS 9. By default it will install OS 9 on the same partition as OS X.

After you complete the restore, move the OS 9 files to the other partition in the Finder. Change the startup disk to OS 9 and reboot. It will boot into OS 9 on the second partition. The only hassle here is the first time you boot to the OS 9 partition, you will not have access to the menus along the top. I guess this is Steve's way of saying do not do this. Force reboot the computer and it will boot into 9 and everything is in place.

I have seen this done twice without any problems. Afterwards the option key works to boot to the Startup Manager and you can select either partition.

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Authored by: chlady on Feb 07, '03 06:19:17PM

This is how I also was told to install 9 on a separate partition by Apple tech support on my new 15" 1GHz TiBook . I just drag copied it before Starting classic in X. I was wondering about the no menu thing happening when I booted off the 9 partition. Kind of freaked me out but all is well now after a reboot .I also removed the classic files on this partition as left 9 on the X partition for classic and I wanted a clean 9 partition for my audio apps. Glad to see I wasn't the only one with the missing menu.


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Authored by: jesseee on May 17, '03 03:24:53AM

Hey thanks for the great idea.
I just bought a new dual boot osX and 9.2 dual 1.25 G4,
and wanted a seperate os9 boot disk to run my Digital Performer music app on. This solution you came up with worked like a charm, and this is a brand new G4 (as of 5/15/03.

Very easy, and no terminal code involved.

Thank you!

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