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    Installing only OS 9 on G4 PPC possible?

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    Installing only OS 9 on G4 PPC possible?
    I have a G4 Dual 1.25 MDD FW400 that I'm selling. A potential buyer wants to know if a clean install of OS 9 can be made on this machine. I currently have OSX 10.5 installed.

    The system originally came with OSX 10.2 and OS 9 preinstalled. Would there be any problems with a clean install of OS 9 and it being the only OS on the system?

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    Installing only OS 9 on G4 PPC possible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdmz View Post
    I have a G4 Dual 1.25 MDD FW400 that I'm selling. A potential buyer wants to know if a clean install of OS 9 can be made on this machine. I currently have OSX 10.5 installed.

    The system originally came with OSX 10.2 and OS 9 preinstalled. Would there be any problems with a clean install of OS 9 and it being the only OS on the system?
    You should be able to install just OS 9...since the 1.25ghz MDD Firewire 400 is capable of booting into OS 9 (versus later computers which cannot boot OS 9).

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    Installing only OS 9 on G4 PPC possible?
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    Pop in the OS 9 classic disc, format the drive and install OS 9, remembering to select the 'install drivers' box, and pass the OS 9 and )S X.2 on to the purchaser.

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    Installing only OS 9 on G4 PPC possible?

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    Thank you both for the quick replies...much appreciated

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