Booting and running OS 10.3, classic and OS 9.2 what is what?

Booting and running OS 10.3, classic and OS 9.2 what is what?

Post by DJW » Thu, 08 Mar 2007 01:43:37


I am an older power PC Mac user pre the G processors. I just got a
blue and white G3 tower on ebay with OS 10.3 on it. Is there a site
where I can find what applications version may work on 10.3, 10.3
running in classic or OS 9.2.
I have not gotten the unit yet so I am still not sure of stuff. The
seller says it has 9.2 and 10.3 on it. Will that mean I will be able
to boot into 9.2 and 10.3 separately? And is classic used while you
are in booted in 10.3 but using 9.2 on top of that OS 10.3? Are some
installs only capable of running just the 10.3 and classic without
booting just into 9.2? I have heard that classic mode runs slower than
true OS 9.2. What the deal I seem to be getting more confused the more
I read.
 
 
 

Booting and running OS 10.3, classic and OS 9.2 what is what?

Post by Michelle S » Thu, 08 Mar 2007 04:33:25

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You will be able to boot into 10.3 or 9.2. While running 10.3, you can
also run Classic. Almost everything that runs under 9.2 will run under
10.3, either natively (if it's carbonized) or in Classic (if it's not
carbonized).

Almost all Mac software produced today will run under 10.3, although
some of it requires 10.3.9, but 10.3.9 is a free upgrade for all 10.3
installations.

Classic mode is true 9.2 (or 9.1 if that's what you have installed)
running under OS X. If there is a slowdown, it is imperceptible.

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Booting and running OS 10.3, classic and OS 9.2 what is what?

Post by Fred Moor » Fri, 09 Mar 2007 03:35:44

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Let me just add one caveat to Michelle's post:

Don't go back and forth between 9 and 10. Yes, you _can_ do this, and
switching _shouldn't_ cause a problem; but don't. Pick one and stay with
it unless you absolutely have to boot into the other for some reason. I
and others have seen numerous problems with continuous cross-booting.
Some of it relates to the way 9 and 10 handle the 9 Desktop files. The 9
Desktop handler doesn't function well with the vast (10x) number of 10
files and folders. Rebuilding the 9 Desktop from within 10 sometimes
helps if you run into problems.

Also be aware that the latest version of Classic from Apple (that came
with the last PPC Macs) is NOT the same as what will be on the 9 install
disks which come with the B&W. The later versions of Classic may render
your version of 9 unbootable. Apple changed out some inits in the later
version. You _can_ use the 9.2.2 updater if you need to update the 9
from the install disks.

--Fred