Reinstalling OS 9.1

Guitarmaster

Registered
Does anyone have any information on Re-installing 9.1 after installation of OSX. Can it be done? Or do I need to re-install OSX after.
 

theed

Registered
You can install one without regard to the other. I have two machines running X/9.1 and one I installed in one order, the other I did the other way. I honestly couldn't tell you which I did which way, but both work fine.

I do recall that the end result was a little different, as one thinks it's right and moves the other's stuff, where (I think) 9 just puts itself in at the root and doesn't move anything. If you install 9 after X you end up with more silly crap in /

Anyway, don't let all of the newness fool you, the old macOS is still the old macOS. A dragged system folder from another machine will work as well as it ever did. Booting from other drives / other system folders on the same drive or partition works wuite well. If you're scared, you can install a clean version of 9.1 and pcik which one to boot from.

Final analysis - it's all good.
 

jove

Member
Hello,

I have 9.1 on 250MB partition and X on the remaining 9.75GB partition. I needed to upgrade my Airport to version 1.3. The updater would only work with 9.0.4!

I didn't want to delete my carefully trimmed 9.1 system so I just installed 9.0.4 in a directory on my X partition. The OSes did not interfere with each other in the slightest.

The X and 9.1 startup disk control panels even recognize both system folders on the X partition. I remember when having two OSes on a single partition was a very bad idea.

Jove
 

AdmiralAK

Simply Daemonic
Here is what I did:
I have MacOS 9.1 on a separate partition, only the MacOS 9 base (and a few office & netscape prefs).
You dont have to have OS 9.1 installed on the OS X part of the hard drive in order to work.

Just go to any OS 9.1 machine that works well and copy the system folder. Then just reaplce your old system folder with the new system folder and customizze it as much as you want.



Admiral
 

theed

Registered
I now have several installs of various 9 flavor OS's all over the place. 5 9.x installs and 1 X.0.2 install within 3 drives. I pick which one to boot from at any given time, and it happens. still, it's all good.
 
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