Thread: Please Help Quick
11-24-2003, 06:14 PM #1armyofoneGuestPlease Help Quick
ok guys im kinda new to macs and i have a big problem... i have a imac with os9 and os x on it and i just went to switch to start up to OSX but when i restarted i get a grey screen with a broken folder... i inserted the OSX disk to reinstall and it shades out the disk and hard drive so i have nothing to select... i dont really care that osx is messed up i just want to get back to OS 9... could someone please tell me how i can get back into OS 9 if i cant even get to my desktop... any help is greatly appreciated thank you...
11-24-2003, 06:33 PM #2Wapa18GuestOriginally Posted by armyofone
if u hold down the option key while starting up the computer, it should come up with a screen where u can pick whether u want to start up in OS 9 or OS X. just select OS 9 and u'll be good to go!
11-24-2003, 06:34 PM #3
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If I remember correctly. Reboot your system, press and hold the option key. This should get your system to boot into OS 9. At least it works for me on my G3, which is running OS 9 and OS X 10.1.5.
I don't remember for sure, but if you hold the Apple command key, it should give you a choice of which OS disk to boot from.
11-24-2003, 08:39 PM #4armyofoneGuestOriginally Posted by rman
11-24-2003, 09:33 PM #5armyofoneGuest
i tried the command ket and it does not work either... i put in the mac os 9.2 disk and hold c and it does nothing... i also tried the thing as i said before it only shows my hardrive wi9th an OSX symbol under it... i still get and all grey screen with a little broken folder in the middle... some one please help, thank you.
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