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G4 MDD and os 9 problem
Old 25th July 2005
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G4 MDD and os 9 problem

I recently purchased a 1G dual G4 MDD, and I want to run a mix system on it with PT 5.1.3.

I read that only 9.2.2 will do, but as this was second hand, I have no OS9 disc... What can I do?!

I have an older G4 (533) which runs OS9.1. That installation disk wont work in my new machine... The OS 10.4 already installed doesn't have the classic option. It says "no os9 installed on this computer" - or something.

The easy answer would be "go buy OS9.2.2", but maybe somebody had a great idea? Will my older system disks run in the new G4?

Old 25th July 2005
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I think the 1 gig MDD is a "dual boot" Mac. This means it already has OS 9.2.2 on it. Go to the System Preferences / Startup Disk and see if you can select OS 9.2.2 and restart. While you're in OS 9 do your install of PT and go from there.

I switch back and forth between 9 and X all the time.
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Yes, you might think that it has OS9 installed, but when I go to classic or startup disk, it says that there's no OS9 installed... Lucky me :(
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If the MDD is a firewire "800" model, it WILL NOT support OS9.

If it is not, email me i have a 9.1 cd i no longer use. You can download the updates, 9.2.1, 9.2.2 from apples website.


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I have 9.1, but it turns out that Apple made special OS's for these machines (MDD). I went for Ebay and purchased OS 9.2.2 there. Hope that solves this problem. Thanks bro.
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