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OS 9 Installation over OS X
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Posting Junkie
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Dec 19, 2004, 04:20 AM
 
It's been quite some time since I've installed OS 9.2. Do I choose the option for a clean install, over OS X? That just makes a new OS 9 folder, and doesn't delete my OS X files right?

I'm cloning my drive first just in case, but I thought I'd ask.

BTW, the only reason I'm doing this is to flash my DVD-ROM drive. I have no other use for OS 9 whatsoever.
     
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Dec 19, 2004, 05:16 AM
 
Sounds fine to me, Eug, but a backup is always good just in case.

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Dec 19, 2004, 01:10 PM
 
I think you have to install OS9 FIRST. I don't think OS9 will let you install on a partition that already has OSX.

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Dec 19, 2004, 06:25 PM
 
You may want to check out this old thread on the subject from OS X Forum. It would actually be easier to drag and drop a valid System Folder to your OS X drive, but I also think OS 9 should install without touching OS X.

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Jan 7, 2005, 04:14 AM
 
You can certainly install OS 9 alongside an existing OS X installation without damaging the OS X install, because I've done it within the last few months. I seem to remember choosing the clean install option when I did it. The machine it was done on works fine both in Classic, and when actually booting into OS 9.
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