Re-installing os9 for classic

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
We had given our son an old laptop for school, iBook dual. When we did, we wiped the drive and and did a clean install of 10.3. Now he wants to play some games that only run in 9. They will play in classic but we did not install an version of OS 9 when we set up the system. Can we just install OS 9.2 from a disc? If so is there anything special we need to do before the install like partion the drive?



  • Reply 1 of 5
    dobbydobby Posts: 794member
    As long as the OS 9 boot drivers are there (which are added when formatting the hard drive though a check box) you will have no problems. Insert OS 9 install disk and install. You can either bot from OS 9 or go into the System Prefs - Classic Prefs and chose your OS 9 volume.

  • Reply 2 of 5
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    all you have to do is copy a working system folder from another system... I'm sure you have a classic system folder around somewhere..
  • Reply 3 of 5
    regreg Posts: 832member
    I tried to install 9.2 but it did not allow me. I believe that the OS 9 drivers are not there. Is there any way of installing them after the fact? If not I guess my son will have to buy new games that are OS 10.

  • Reply 4 of 5
    On your restore disk, there will be a restore program. Choose to install classic support. Then, install mac os 9. you might not have to install os 9, but i am not sure. i did before with applecare. i had the same issue - wanting to play os 9 only games.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    regreg Posts: 832member
    Thanks that worked. The restore had everything that was required to get classic up and running. Now I will have to mow the lawn and trim the hedges myself.

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