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    Happysk8er
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    Exclamation Attention!!! system folder trouble
    Classic is not in Disk 3, and I have tried everything to install OS 9, and it still won't let me. I have even used a OS 9 install disk, but it still gives the same error message, "Classic cannot find a Mac OS 9 system folder on the startup disk to use." It seems that I have no classic system folder, and so I am unable to install it. I don't know why I need classic to install classic, that is very problematic. Should I just create a classic system folder somehow, and fake it out. I am at a loss... Please help :confused:

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    Hmm... what kind of system do you have? What are the specs?

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    more detail please!

    Maybe you have update cd's, not full version ones?

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    Do you have a back up copy of your OS 9 system folder?

    If you do just copy the folder on to your disk.
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    It just occurred to me you may be trying to install OS 9 while still running OS X. You will not be able to do that. If your system can boot into OS 9. Then you need to boot from the OS 9 install disk (boot system while holding the pressing the C key).
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    Happysk8er
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    Quote Originally Posted by rman
    It just occurred to me you may be trying to install OS 9 while still running OS X. You will not be able to do that. If your system can boot into OS 9. Then you need to boot from the OS 9 install disk (boot system while holding the pressing the C key).

    I tried doing this, but nothing happened. For some reason I was un able to reboot using the OS 9 cd.

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    Happysk8er
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    Quote Originally Posted by rman
    Do you have a back up copy of your OS 9 system folder?

    If you do just copy the folder on to your disk.

    I tried copying the folders from the disk to the system folder, but the computer just locked up when i tried to restart using OS 9. I would get an icon with a question mark in a folder, and the computer would not start.

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