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How can I add Mac System 9 (classic) functionality to my Mac OS X 10.4?

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I'm a PC guy ... I just reinstalled Mac OS X 10.4 onto my eMac machine.  But I have software that only runs on the Classic version, System 9 (I hope I'm using the correct terminology).

On my Mac OS X 10.4 CD, I was told to look for Support Packages and that I could install the classic version ... but it doesn't seem to be there.

Is there any way I can download the System 9 software/functionality from the Net?   Or what are my options?

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You can run OS 9 using SheepShaver :

http://uneasysilence.com/jI

This is mostly likely the only choice, it emulates OS 9, acting like having a 2nd OS 9 computer in your Mac.

Here are some tutorial :
http://uneasysilence.com/archive/2006/08/7352/

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Sorry the first link was old, try this : http://sheepshaver.cebix.net/
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by:Dwight Baer
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Thanks, mac guru.

The opening line on the tutorial at http://uneasysilence.com/archive/2006/08/7352/ says:

"Run MacOS 9 on an Intel Mac"

I don't think I have an Intel Mac.  (How do I determine whether this is an Intel Mac or not?)

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It works on both Intel and PPC Mac, so you are covered...
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If you select "About This Mac" under the Apple Menu, it will tell you what kind of Processor your Mac is using....
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by:Dwight Baer
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Further follow-up question:

The Sheepshaver installation procedure starts with:  "cvs -d ..."

But when I go to Terminal, it says "cvs not found".

How do I install cvs on my Mac OS X machine?

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by:roylong
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You can install the classic environment in OS X 10.4 - you do not need any third party utilities.  It should be available as an optional install on your 10.4 installation DVD - or someone else's additional installation DVD if you do not have one.

Check out this link::

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.4/en/mh860.html
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Thanks, roylong and mac guru.  Your comments were all very helpful.

How we resolved the issue, since we didn't have the correct CD, was:  Since we did have a Mac computer with a System 9 folder installed, we burned that folder onto a CD, and copied it onto the newly-reinstalled machine.

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I found my own solution in the end, but the help was very appreciated.
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