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    Can't install OS 9, can I add second hard drive with OS 9 on it?
    I bought a 2002 Quicksilver to replace my old QS that died. It came with Tiger installed but no OS 9. When I went to install OS 9 from an install CD it would not recognize the HD and said the HD was not mounted. I was wondering if I can add my old HD as a slave, which has OS 9 on it, without reformatting or erasing it's contents so I can run OS 9 from that drive. When I add the second HD do I just move the plastic tabs to the correct, slave, position.
    Thanks.

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    I think your answer is yes, but only a guess. I did add another HD after doing Carbon copy and it did see the second drive.

    Why do you need OS 9 may be a better question.

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    Yes you can install OS 9 on a separate hard drive. Then mount is as slave. Thats what I do. To restart in it you just go to system preferences then start up disk.

    Have fun with res edit!

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    Still confused
    I have Photoshop 6 that only runs in OS 9 or classic. When I do use the program in classic with a wacom tablet however there's this kind of studder or delay. I'll draw something with the pen and it takes a second or two for it to show up. I did tranfer my OS 9 systems folder via firewire from an imac to the power mac. I am now able to run classic but cannot boot up or restart in OS 9 for some reason even though OS 9 shows up in my start up folder. So I'm back to the same problem running Photoshop. I may have to upgrade to Photoshop 7 or borrow a copy from you. Right. I'm going to add the second HD regardless but I'm still confused about setting it to slave. Do I just move the little plastic pieces on the back to the slave position and install it?

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    The best way i found to do this is to grab your system folder from the OS 9 disc and just drag it to your slave hard drive (this doesnt work with OS X). Once it's done copying go to system preferences then start-up disk and select the OS 9 system folder. then reboot

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    Go to the web site of the slave drive manufacturer and they will detail the jumper settings for making this a slave drive and then mount in the Quicksiklver above your current HD using the IDE and power cables provided.

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    Success
    I got the second hard drive installed successfully. I now have Tiger on the master and Panther and OS 9 on the slave.

    Thanks for everyones help.

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    Cool!

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