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danne
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Nov 25, 1999, 05:57 PM
 
Anybody had any experience running Mac os 9 on a PCC clone yet?!? Any problems??
     
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Nov 26, 1999, 03:15 AM
 
Well, i will be trying it out on my c500 in a few days, so i will give you the results then.

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Nov 28, 1999, 07:33 PM
 
I am using it on a Starmax 4000/200 with very few problems.

Go for it

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Nov 28, 1999, 08:45 PM
 
Have installed on a Umax Apus (c500 in Europe) and a Pulsar(S900). Works really well. Just one thing of note. OS 9 seems to be very particular about SCSI configurations. I was having a lot of address and bus errors and track the problem to a CD-Rom player that I install in the C500 last year. Turns out the the CD-Rom was not terminated--I misinterpeted the label; Terminate Short Off as meaning that the default state is terminated. Now a week s gone by without such errors. Guess I've been here in Germany too long.

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Nov 29, 1999, 02:26 AM
 
I'm using OS 9 on a PowerCenter 150, which has been upgraded with a MaxPowr G3, and it seems to be working great. So far (about a week) not a single crash. Had some problems with the Multiple Users, but I was just playing with since I don't need it. Once I turned it Multiple Users off it has been rock solid.
     
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Nov 29, 1999, 09:57 AM
 
I am using it on a Starmax 5000/200. The only issue that you need to e aware of with this model is that the CDrom toolkit and ethernet card drivers need to be manually installed.

The cdrom will work for booting of the OS 9 cd, but it will not mount cd roms when booting off of the hard disk, not even the os 9 cd.
     
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Dec 6, 1999, 02:30 AM
 
I am still using a StarMax 500/300, and added NewerTech's 300MHz G3 cache slot card before putting OS9 on one of my partitions. While I haven't completed my migration to OS9, when I do boot to it it's quite stable and fast, but I attribute this to the G3 upgrade.

I'm quite certain Apple designed OS9 for G3s and G4s only; I'd stick to 8.6 unless I had a 400MHz or faster 604 chip in my clone. Anybody out there with a 603e like me will see a very noticeable speed improvement when you invest in a (now very reasonably priced) G3 upgrade and memory expansion past 64MB; I did it 'cause I don't expect to get my G4 till next spring.

Can't wait to have a real Mac once again!!

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Dec 12, 1999, 04:54 PM
 
If one checks FWB software's web site, one reads that people occasionally have clones with difficulties with the CD-ROM drives after installing 9. On those you way have to downgrade your system. Other times it works without a hitch. Of course, anything after 8.1 is unsupported by apple, but we take the plunge anyway, right?

-Pasha
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Dec 13, 1999, 02:43 AM
 
Well, i have been splitting time between OSX DP2 and OS9.

as for OSX: i am very impressed, Apple has made incredible progress, and the speed gain is immense. I can't wait to see the Golden Master.

OS9: faster, stabler, and, for the most part, trouble free

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