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mackelly
10-06-2003, 03:50 PM
I'd like to try OS X so that I can see what I am missing, and so I could use some of the newer OS X based software.
I'm running OS 9.1 from a G3 desktop that has been upgraded to a G4-500Mhz with 576MB RAM. I have 2 older SCSI hard drives and a new Firewire drive. My 9.1 resides on one of the older drives. I'm thinking of putting OS X onto the firewire drive. Can I switch back and forth as needed? How would I make the switch? Has anyone tried this with success? Will I encounter any problems maintaining my internet setup and connection? I'd appreciate any thoughts.

Cheers

trpnmonkey41
10-06-2003, 04:05 PM
im not sure how to set it up but im sure it will work since most of the new apples came with OS X and 9 installed together letting you switch whenever you want

Murlyn
10-06-2003, 04:46 PM
Like trpnmonkey said.. you shouldnt have any problems at all.. although with the newer newer macs you will only be able to boot into os X and not 9 although you'll be able to use classic apps through the classic application in OS X. Networking etc shouldnt change at all. And if you install OS 9 on another drive then yeah you would be able to switch between the two.. or I should say boot on either drive...

Murlyn
10-06-2003, 04:46 PM
You'll find though that the more you use OS X, the less you'll use OS 9 to the point you'll just get rid of it :)

mackelly
10-08-2003, 01:29 AM
I'll give it a try and let you know how it works.

Cheers