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    snikro's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2005
    14" iBook G4 / 1,42Ghz / 1GB / 100Gb / Superdrive / 10.4.11
    starting classic
    ok so whenever i try to open a classic (os 9) app, i get this message. i dont know a whole lot about what it means or what i should do.:

    "Startup found no system folder on the boot volume from which to start classic"

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    edgefusion's Avatar
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    Nov 16, 2004
    London, UK
    MacBook | 1.83ghz | 2gb ram
    Did you install classic? If you haven't then it won't run, check the disks that came with your mac, they should have a copy of the classic environment on them.

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    immdb's Avatar
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    Nov 04, 2003
    Southern Indiana
    Mac Pro Quad Xeon 2.66GHz 3GB RAM, G4 Quicksilver w/Sonnet 1GHz Encore ST, 1ghz G4 Powerbook
    From the desktop select "find" under the File menu.

    Set the search arguments as follows (upper and lower case matters on Type and Creator)
    Name is system
    Type is zsys
    Creator is MACS

    If it doesn't find anything then OS 9 isn't installed. If it does find a system file, then open System Preferences and click on the Classic icon. Your volumes will be listed. Click on the triangle beside each volume to see if there is a system folder available. If the OS finds a valid OS 9 system folder it will be available for selection.

    Select the System Folder and then click on start.
    I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I know who holds tomorrow.

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