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I work at an installs dept. for a major university, and we have a slight problem with our macs we're deploying. We don't support many macs, so I'm sure it's a small thing that we're just overlooking.

We want to disable startup into os9, but the only trick is, we still need classic mode to run. We have noticed that powerbooks default to this, but our emacs do not, so we know that there is some way

If anyone can help us out or point us somewhere, that would be great.
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Boot into OS X then go up to the Apple Menu (upper left) go to System Preferences, then click on "Startup Disk" select the OS X folder and go ahead and restart.. it should now start in OS X

If you are already in OS 9.. Im doing this from memory.. go to your control panels folder, which click on your hard drive icon, then click on "System Folder", then click on "Control Panels" then click on "Startup Disk" select the OS X folder and restart.

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Boot into OS X then go up to the Apple Menu (upper left) go to System Preferences, then click on "Startup Disk" select the OS X folder and go ahead and restart.. it should now start in OS X

If you are already in OS 9.. Im doing this from memory.. go to your control panels folder, which click on your hard drive icon, then click on "System Folder", then click on "Control Panels" then click on "Startup Disk" select the OS X folder and restart.

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The only problem here is, anyone can still restart the system to run OS 9, by restarting the system and pressing and holding the option key at startup. I believe he wants to this able this function. I thought that Apple did this with firmware, but I am not sure.
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Ahh I see.. hmm.. well then Im really not sure that can be done.. If they need to still be able to get into classic then classic has to be bootable doesnt it? Then again Apple disabled bootup in Classic in the later models, so maybe that is the descrepencies between the hardware he is using...
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Ahh I see.. hmm.. well then Im really not sure that can be done.. If they need to still be able to get into classic then classic has to be bootable doesnt it? Then again Apple disabled bootup in Classic in the later models, so maybe that is the descrepencies between the hardware he is using...
I think he means classic as in running it from OS X, but I could be wrong.
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He said that he wants to disable classic from bootup, but he still needs it to run.. anyways hopefully we'll hear back from him and he can explain exactly where we all went wrong
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He said that he wants to disable classic from bootup, but he still needs it to run.. anyways hopefully we'll hear back from him and he can explain exactly where we all went wrong
Thanks for all the help, guys.
You were all close, but we've already gone through all of that.
What we need is a way that os9 won't even show up in the startup disk menu (under osx), but still have support for classic mode. We're using 10.2.4 if that helps. We have a temp solution, we just threw away the startup disk preference pane, but my boss wants a more "elegant" solution. Thanks again.
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Just to clarify, we want to sort of force people to use osx, instead of staying in 9. There are a bunch of old profs here that we have to pry their old performas away from. To quote: "But 7.2 works just fine!"
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Removing the Pref Pane is the best bet until you upgrade your systems which are not bootable into OS 9..
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Yeah, that's what we're going to stick with until we get our g5's in. I heard that Panther won't boot into classic, is this correct? If not, we'll have to find another way, but right now, we're not installing enough of them to worry about it too much. Thanks for all of the help, guys!
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Yeah even current systems are not bootable in OS 9 I believe, so you dont need to wait until panther But yeah that should solve your problem
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You could always create another User Account and restrict access to all OS 9 Applications as well as the System Preferences. Hope this helps.
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WOW sorry, didnt realize this was that old
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