n00b faced with 'Classic can't find a Mac OS 9 folder to use'

Hofuzz

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Hi All,

Trying to get familiar with MAC environment, I'm faced with error of "Classic can't find a Mac OS 9 folder to use' everytime I try to install someting from disc. Tried advice on other threads such as running Disk utility but the Fix OS 9 permissions is greyed out. My system info:

System Version: Mac OS X 10.3.9 (7W98)
Kernel Version: Darwin 7.9.0

There's only 'Library' when I click on 'System' folder on my HDD.

Any advice on what I should look for would be greatly appreciated.

--Hofuzz
 

bobw

The Late: SuperMacMod
Have you installed OS 9 on your machine. This is what you need to use Classic.
 

Hofuzz

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bobw said:
Have you installed OS 9 on your machine. This is what you need to use Classic.
So I should install OS 9 in addition to the OS X I"m running right now?
(sorry..real newbie..)
 

Hofuzz

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bobw said:
Yes, if you want to use Classic to run older OS 9 appilcations.

Check here;

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106294
I found a OS9 disc for iMac, and I think the following applies for me.. 'clean' installation doesn't mean it's gonna erase my existing stuff right?


# If you are reinstalling by using a bootable Mac OS 9 Installation CD (either retail version or one included with your computer) and you need to reinstall Mac OS 9 on the Mac OS X disk, perform a clean installation by following these steps:

1. Start up from the CD, and open the Installer.
2. Click the Options button in the Installer to access the clean installation option.
3. Select the checkbox for clean installation.
4. Install the software.
 
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