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No Separate Partitions
Authored by: bradbomb on Feb 06, '03 01:57:31PM

There is no reason for separate partitions because these new machines, as in the new Power Macs that came out last week CANNOT boot into Mac OS 9 anyways. That partition cannot be used for a emergency boot disk or just normal OS 9 booting. Because of that, the separate partition isnt needed at all. Thats why there is no OS 9 install disc with the computer.

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Authored by: kevbo on Feb 07, '03 05:50:31PM

Bradbomb.. your statement is not correct

I've been trying for a few days to get a mac we have (new one) to startup in OS 9. The step by step directions at the top of this thread work perfectly. By following them as written, you will get the OS ROM needed to access the BUS correctly to boot from the hard drive natively in OS 9.

Worked like a charm and thank you to the person who posted that step by step!

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Authored by: chlady on Feb 08, '03 12:14:14PM

Was this done on one of the new OSX only bootable machines like the new powerbooks?

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Authored by: whitey on Feb 11, '03 10:33:35AM

i am having trouble with step. 5
% cd "/Volumes/Software Restore/.images"
i type this in exactly as above

and get "to many arguments"
if i leave out the " i get
"command not found"
could you help explain what i,am doing wrong

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Authored by: ELegault on Apr 20, '03 12:35:34AM

I'm afraid Brad's statement is correct, more than likely you got the new
software disks but your systems firmware still allows you to boot into OS
9.x because you got an interim system before the full firmware change.

It's just simply not possible on the new Macs to boot into OS9.x at all, I
know, I got one.


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Authored by: davez on Mar 05, '03 05:26:41PM

This is absolutely retarded. Apple needs to make sure developers are ready with OS X software before they require the rest of us to use it. What if you do tech support for products that work on both OS 9 and 10, is Apple's only answer to buy an older/used Mac for OS 9? Forcing OS X compliance this way will not ensure it from developers.

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