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MAC OS 9  -   12" POWERBOOK TITANIUM

Posted on 2004-04-30
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I just purchased a copy of Final Cut Pro for OS 9 that I want to install on my 12" Powerbook Titanium.  When I try to install the prog., it gives me an error that says ' This program cannot run under classic environment, please run under native Mac OS 9.'   When I try to install OS 9, my powerbook won't startup off of the OS 9 Install CD

How can I install OS 9 on my 12" Powerbook????
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by:njxbean
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What happens when you try to boot with the os 9 cd?  What was the os that came preinstalled on this laptop?
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by:steormann
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It ignores the OS9 boot CD..

It came installed with OS 10.2.2
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by:njxbean
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Do you even see the os 9 smile face?  Are you holding c down?  Are you able to go to startup disk and select that cd to boot from?  zapped p-ram?Maybe you have one of the machines that can not boot into os9.  How new is the machine?
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by:njxbean
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also, check the site, maybe you can upgrade to the os X version.

http://www.apple.com/finalcutpro/download/
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by:steormann
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The machine is only 6 months old

I've held down C, and cleared P-Ram.

I dont want to upgrade b/c I like the GUI for final cut under OS 9, not X.
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by:njxbean
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I am thinking that you have a machine that can not boot into os 9.  Have you ever before?  Most newer computers are not able to boot into os 9 anymore.  They can only run classic from 10.
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by:njxbean
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According to this chart it doesnt seem that your powerbook can boot into os 9.  

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25114
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Thanks a lot bean


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no prob.
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