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The easiest way to get an OS 9 system folder for Classic is to copy a valid one from another drive. If you have an older iMac, you can reinstall OS 9 by using the OS 9 CD. If you have to use Software Restore CDs (depending on whether your Mac came with them or not), things will get messy since you'll disrupt your current installation. If you have a newer Mac that is not OS 9 bootable, then use the Hardware Test/Additional Software CD that came with your Mac.
"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." TJ
I also wanted to install OS9, and I've done both the drag-and-drop and restore-disc methods, and although I can start Classic, I can't boot from the OS9 system folder after I select it in the "Startup Disk" control panel.