[G4] OS 9.x boot question

John Baltutis baltwo at san.rr.com
Sat Nov 12 13:42:44 PST 2005

On 11/12/05, Aaron <aarons510 at infinex.com> wrote:
> I've got a few volumes on my disks with OS 9.1 or 9.2.2 System Folders
>that were bootable on my old PTP (Sonnet or MaxPowr card) G3. Now, they
>either don't show up in OS 10.3.9's Startup Disk (on my dual G4 MDD) or
>they fail to boot and the computer switches back to X.
> The OS 9.2.2 systems were made with OS 9 Helper. Is that the problem?
> Is OS 9.1 not runnable on these machines?

If it's a Power Mac G4 (FW 800), then no. See
<http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86209> for details on those
machines that can only boot into OS X.

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