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    Re-install OS9 in a Mirror G4?

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    Unhappy Reinstalling OS9?
    Hi everybody (excuse my English):

    Here's my question: I have a Home Recording Studio with Pro Tools and a lot of plug-ins installed in an old G4 running OS9 . As this computer has broken I'm trying to switch to another Mac I have, a dual/mirror G4 with OS9 and OSX.

    I tried to replace the hardrive of the dual G4, for the one of the old Mac (to keep all the stuff inside), but it couldn't be recognized. I want to do this, because I've loose some of the installers of my plug-ins, then I cant' reinstall all my stuff into the new drive.

    The dual G4 recognizes the old hardrive if installed as a secondary one, but obviously, the programs won't run this way, 'cause it's not the main drive.

    There's any solution for this?. Maybe I have to install another version of OS9 in the old drive?. I've listened that the type of OS installed in a dual G4 is different than the one installed in a single G4. (Or these computers -dual and single- use different type of drives?). (The OS installed in my old G4 is 9.2.2, and in the dual is 9.2)

    Thanks in advance for your HELP!!!

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    Re-install OS9 in a Mirror G4?
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    Why don't the programs run? - are they relying on any extensions or control panels from OS9?

    Hunt down any prefs, extensions and control panels from pro-tools and add them in to the OS9 folder on the new G4's 9 system folder - see if that works

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    Re-install OS9 in a Mirror G4?

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    Re-install OS9 in a Mirror G4?
    Hi everybody:

    Here's my question: I have a Home Recording Studio with Pro Tools and a lot of plug-ins installed in an old G4 running OS9. As this computer has broken I'm trying to switch to another Mac I have, a dual/mirror G4 with OS9 and OSX.

    I tried to replace the hardrive of the dual G4, for the one of the old Mac (to keep all the stuff inside), but it couldn't be recognized. I want to do this, because I've loose some of the installers of my plug-ins, then I cant' reinstall all my stuff into the new drive.

    The dual G4 recognizes the old hardrive if installed as a secondary one, but obviously, the programs won't run this way, 'cause it's not the main drive.

    There's any solution for this?. Maybe I have to install another version of OS9 in the old drive?. I've listened that the type of OS installed in a dual G4 is different than the one installed in a single G4. (Or these computers -dual and single- use different type of drives?). (The OS installed in my old G4 is 9.2.2, and in the dual is 9.2)

    Thanks in advance for your HELP!!!

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    Re-install OS9 in a Mirror G4?
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    Just burn a CD of the music apps and there extensions ,etc and move
    them to the new computer. You can run apps off a second drive if there
    extensions are in the system folder of the master drive, same OS.

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