Will an iBook G4 boot into OS 9 natively?

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Will an iBook G4 boot into OS 9 natively (not Classic)?

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  • Reply 1 of 8
    Quote:

    Originally posted by dstranathan

    Will an iBook G4 boot into OS 9 natively (not Classic)?



    nope, classic is all you got. what do you need os 9 for anyway?
  • Reply 2 of 8
    I have a VP who has an iBook G3 with a bad mobo. She HAS to stay in OS 9 for business reasons.



    While it's at the shop (iBook is under warranty), I was hoping to pop her old iBook IDE drive into a new iBook G4 to tied her over until the G3 returns. I don't have a spare iBook G3 to loan out, but I have a iBook G4...
  • Reply 3 of 8
    I don't know if you know this, but you can't just "pop" an iBook HD in and out. It's wicked tough and extremely time consuming. So even if a G4 iBook could boot into OS 9 you wouldn't want to try the drive swap, it's ugly.
  • Reply 4 of 8
    placeboplacebo Posts: 5,767member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by dstranathan

    She HAS to stay in OS 9 for business reasons.



    I'd LOVE to know what these reasons are.
  • Reply 5 of 8
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Placebo

    I'd LOVE to know what these reasons are.



    As would I.
  • Reply 6 of 8
    escherescher Posts: 1,811member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by dstranathan

    She HAS to stay in OS 9 for business reasons.



    Another vote for full disclosure of the "business reasons" requiring OS 9. Glasnost!



    Escher
  • Reply 7 of 8
    andersanders Posts: 6,523member
    Buisness reasons #1: dstranathan wanting to keep his job by not being the guy who have to tell a hard headed VP to get on the boat and leave a antique OS behind?
  • Reply 8 of 8
    dstranathandstranathan Posts: 1,715member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Anders

    Buisness reasons #1: dstranathan wanting to keep his job by not being the guy who have to tell a hard headed VP to get on the boat and leave a antique OS behind?



    Har har. No. I work in book publishing. There are lots of reasons she wants to stay in 9. Some are realistic. Some are not. Too many to mention here unless we create a new topic in the proper forum. Here we go...
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