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OS X won't boot after OS 9! HELP!


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Hi all. I have a PowerMac G4 with Mac OS 10.4.11 Tiger and OS 9 running under Classic mode. I changed the startup disk in OS X to the Classic OS 9 and when I rebooted it went to OS 9 but, the little blinking "?" came up in a floppy disk. I though no problems I will just restart holding "X" to get back to OS X but, when I do that it still tries to boot OS 9. I have tried resetting the PMU, PRAM & NVRAM but, still no luck! I hope someone knows how to sort this.

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What happens if you hold down the OPTION key right after the startup sound? Keep it down and you should get a boot menu. Report back.
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If you run OS 9 under Classic mode then you cannot get to it through the boot menu because they are on the same partition on the same drive. If I hold option I just get the option to boot OS 9. Thanks for your reply.
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Have you tried the Startup Disk control panel in OS9

I'm pretty sure it can select which OS on the disk to boot from in the next stratup

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Thanks for your reply louishen but, I can't do that because OS 9 doesn't boot properly, it only goes to a floppy disk with a flashing question mark! Thanks.
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