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Will OS 9 CD be bootable?
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travis.h
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Oct 6, 1999, 08:01 PM
 
Hi,

I was just wondering if anyone knows if the Mac OS 9 CD will be able to act as a boot disk. I know past CDs such as 8.0 and 8.5 were capable of this (obviously), but now that I have a G4 which uses a software ROM, I am unaware of whether or not this is possible. Basically, because the Yosemite and G4 probably use different ROMs, they might not be compatable, so I am wondering if the OS 9 CD will have a ROM to boot both the newer computers. Any info is appreciated, thanks!
     
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Oct 7, 1999, 01:00 AM
 
Im pretty sure that apple has there stuff toghether in that department since they design the hardware as well

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Oct 7, 1999, 03:59 AM
 
I won't worry too much about this. Some basic stuff will always lives in the hardware. Something has to have the logic to look for a hard drive (or CD drive).

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Oct 21, 1999, 11:05 PM
 
Yes. The MacOS 9 CD is bootable.

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Oct 23, 1999, 08:47 PM
 
Well it may be bootable on some hardware but its not on a B&W 400 G3 with Factory ADPT 2940U2B SCSI Card
     
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Oct 24, 1999, 08:04 PM
 
Macdriver, try inserting the disc while booted off the hard drive, then using the Startup Disk control panel to select the CD-ROM as the boot drive. I've had mixed luck getting "C" to boot off CD-ROMs on B&W G3s, but this usually does the trick.
     
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Oct 24, 1999, 09:28 PM
 
Got it booted, had to disconnect all externals SCSI, USB & FireWire. Conflict was in that mess somewhere. It boots tortuously slow but it boots. Thanks for your help
     
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Oct 24, 1999, 10:22 PM
 
I cant boot from my B&W 350/DVD with an adaptec 2930.

Cant boot from the CD (grey screen hang, no cursor)

Cant boot from installs onto my internal IDE drives (including my boot drive). By this I mean I booted 8.6 off my internal IDE HD, inserted the OS9 cd (shows up on desktop fine, allows me to install it onto my HD's) Installs perfectly.

Yes, I've tried the 'c' key as well as the
     
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Oct 25, 1999, 02:43 AM
 
Hi!

Try this,
Insert the Mac OS 9 CD,
Hold down the Opion key
while restarting your computer,
this will hopefully display
all bootable volumes,
chose the Mac OS CD,
and see if this works

Daryl
     
   
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