Installing OS 9.2 AFTER 10.3 has been installed. Possible?
Posted on 2004-11-26
I recently bought an Apple Mac G4 as a christmas present for my dad. (i'm a pc guy, last time I gave him my old pc he nuked it, viruses etc)
After I got it I promptly wiped the hard drive, installed OS X and installed a few programs. (Firefox, Skype etc)
However, i've realised that at some point when he uses it he may want to use OS 9 programs. However, OS 9 isn't available in OS X. (I realised I should have installed 10 on top of 9 instead of wiping the partition)
Anyway, I have the problem that OS 9 won't install to the hard drive (unless I opt to do a clean install) and I can't copy the System Folder verbatim from the cd because it complains about it when I try starting classic in OS X.
At the moment my only thought is to either wipe the hard disk and start from scratch or buy a cheap second hard disk and install OS 9 to that.
Does anyone have any other/better ideas?