September 3rd, 2006, 01:18 PM
I have an iBook G4, and have Classic and everything installed, which I need for some apps. Now, in Classic they dont run very well, so I thought booting is OS 9 will do the trick. I erased and re-formatted the Harddrive with Mac OS 9 Drivers or whatever installed. So, when there is an option in Disk Utility to install the OS 9 stuff, does that means I can boot in OS 9? The iBook is, like I already said, a G4, with a 14" screen, Combo drive, and quite old, since it only has a 37 GB Harddrive. I have a copy of Mac OS 9.1. Can I just install that on the iBook, or how does that work?
September 3rd, 2006, 02:05 PM
I don't think any G4 iBook will boot into OS 9.
September 3rd, 2006, 02:29 PM
See this Apple document:
Macintosh: Some Computers Only Start Up in Mac OS X
In September 2002, Apple announced that starting in January 2003, new Macintosh computers would only start up into Mac OS X, while retaining the ability to use most Mac OS 9 applications in Mac OS X's "Classic" environment.
These Macintosh computers only start up in Mac OS X:
PowerBook G4 (12-inch) and later models of 12-inch PowerBook G4
PowerBook G4 (15-inch FW 800) and later models of 15-inch PowerBook G4
PowerBook G4 (17-inch) and later models of 17-inch PowerBook G4
Power Mac G4 (FW 800)
Power Mac G5 and later models of Power Mac G5
iBook G4 and iBook G4 (14-inch) and later models of iBook
iMac (Flat Panel) with serial numbers of xx303xxxxxx or later
iMac (17-inch 1 GHz) and later models of iMac
eMac (ATI Graphics) most models (see Note)
eMac (USB 2.0) and later models of eMac
Note: eMac (ATI Graphics) models with CD-ROM or Combo drives can boot into Mac OS 9.
Tip: These computers include a Mac OS 9 System Folder on the Mac OS X volume. This System Folder contains the necessary files to run the Classic environment. If the System Folder is deleted or otherwise unavailable, it can be restored using the Restore discs that came with the computer. For more information, see "Mac OS X: How to Reinstall Mac OS 9 or Recover From a Software Restore".
September 10th, 2006, 01:16 PM