Start up problem OS 10.3 and OS 9.2.2 on G4 466

Start up problem OS 10.3 and OS 9.2.2 on G4 466

Post by gslaughte » Wed, 28 Jan 2004 08:27:15


I have two hard drives in my G4 466. the master HD has panther on it and the
slave has OS 9.2.2. both HDs seem to work fine when starting up with panther.
I want to be able to start up with OS 9.2.2 on the slave. when i set OS 9.2.2
in the system preferences and restart, the computer still starts up in OS 10.3.
when I hold the option key down upon startup, the only option I get is OS 10.3
on the master-no option for the second HD. any suggestions on how to get back
to OS 9.2.2 start up on the slave drive? thanks for your suggestions in
advance!

gerry
 
 
 

Start up problem OS 10.3 and OS 9.2.2 on G4 466

Post by pack » Wed, 28 Jan 2004 12:05:49

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In OSX, fire up Disk Utility. Select the 9.2.2 drive (not the partition).
Select "Info" from the icons on the top of the window. This will bring
up a window that will have an entry "Mac OS 9 Drivers Installed".
Make sure the entry is "Yes". If it is "No", then this would explain
what you are seeing and you need to install these drivers.

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Start up problem OS 10.3 and OS 9.2.2 on G4 466

Post by gslaughte » Wed, 28 Jan 2004 13:56:00

thanks for the response daniel. OS 9 drivers are installed on both hard drives
and Disk Utility indicates that both drives are bootable! yet I still can not
boot with OS 9 drive.
gerry
 
 
 

Start up problem OS 10.3 and OS 9.2.2 on G4 466

Post by pack » Wed, 28 Jan 2004 14:12:52

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Curious indeed. Let me recap to make sure I understand:

1. Boots in OSX only. In OSX, can set boot device to OS9 disk,
but a reboot puts you back into OSX.

2. Pressing option on reboot only shows OSX disk.

And I assume that if you booted from an OS9 cd and used
*that* to set the boot volume to be the OS9 internal disk
that it would also fail to boot?

This seems very odd indeed. Have you run a disk repair utility
(eg, disk warrior)?

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Daniel Packman
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Start up problem OS 10.3 and OS 9.2.2 on G4 466

Post by gslaughte » Wed, 28 Jan 2004 14:47:32

<< Curious indeed. Let me recap to make sure I understand:

1. Boots in OSX only. In OSX, can set boot device to OS9 disk,
but a reboot puts you back into OSX.

2. Pressing option on reboot only shows OSX disk.

And I assume that if you booted from an OS9 cd and used
*that* to set the boot volume to be the OS9 internal disk
that it would also fail to boot?

This seems very odd indeed. Have you run a disk repair utility
(eg, disk warrior)?
>><BR><BR>
Daniel, you understand my problem exactly and have restated it more precisely.
I have not used any repair utility applications either; these hard drives have
recently been reformatted before the systems were installed. It may be
interesting to add that on the HD that has OSX, there is a copy of OS9, too, in
the same partition. It runs fine for classic mode but I can not start up from
that OS9 either.
thanks again for your response,
gerry
 
 
 

Start up problem OS 10.3 and OS 9.2.2 on G4 466

Post by Slartibart » Fri, 30 Jan 2004 01:49:28

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is this a stock G4/466, or an upgrade?
 
 
 

Start up problem OS 10.3 and OS 9.2.2 on G4 466

Post by gslaughte » Fri, 30 Jan 2004 02:12:08

<< > << Curious indeed. Let me recap to make sure I understand:


is this a stock G4/466, or an upgrade?
>><BR><BR>
stock G4/466 which came with OS9
 
 
 

Start up problem OS 10.3 and OS 9.2.2 on G4 466

Post by Mike Hutch » Fri, 06 Feb 2004 04:09:32


Sounds like you need to rebless the MacOS 9 System Folder - hope you have a
System 9.x bootable disk somewhere so that you can do that.
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