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How to Install Classic on OSX 10.3.3
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Mar 17, 2004, 06:54 AM
 
Hi all,

Hoping that someone can assist me - I want to install classic on 10.3 but can't figure it out. I've got a copy of OS 9.2.1 and tried to simply copy the System folder across to a Classic folder. Classic Preferences picked this up, and started to launch, but then informed me that you can't run Classic from a folder that has been copied off the original media. So obviously a straight copy won't work. And I can't boot from the CD either (running a Powerbook 17, BTW).

Can anyone provide basic instructions on what to do to get this running? The OSX help is next to useless.

Many thanks,

WJ.
     
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Mar 17, 2004, 10:54 AM
 
have you got another machine you can install it on? if so, you can drag it from there, once installed. failing that, i think you're pretty much looking at a wipe/reinstall operation. it's a pain, for sure, but that's the only way i know of.
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Mar 17, 2004, 12:59 PM
 
The system restore disc(s) that came with your computer have an OS 9 installer package on them, for classic support. From what I can remember, you can just run the software restore app and tell it you want classic. Otherwise, the .pkg is in a hidden dir, afaik.
     
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Mar 17, 2004, 07:46 PM
 
Thanks for the assistance! Not the answers I was HOPING for, but at least I can stop mucking about. I suppose this weekend is as good a time as any for a rebuild

Cheers!

WJ.
     
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Apr 16, 2004, 12:23 PM
 
You don't need to rebuild anything...it's a simple package install.
     
   
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