Classic preference pane missing in Tiger #
Following a clean install of Tiger on an iMac G4, the Classic preference pane was missing. Copying the System Folder from a retail OS 9 CD to the hard drive made the Classic preference pane appear, but it would not load ("No startup volume: There is no volume with a system folder that supports starting Classic. Please install Mac OS 9.1 or later.").
Thankfully, Ken Watanabe outlined an excellent method for installing Classic in this thread: Mac OS 9.2.2 for direct startup (or Classic). Here is a condensed version:
Be sure to see Ken's version, which includes notes on optimizing Classic performance and booting into Mac OS 9 natively. Further down the thread, Peter explains that OS9General.dmg can be substituted for the NetBoot image.
- Download NetBoot for Mac OS 9
- Double click NetBoot9.dmg to mount
- Double click English folder
- Right click NetBoot.pkg and select "Show Package Contents"
- Double click Contents folder
- Double click Resources folder
- Drag NetBoot.pax.gz to Desktop
- Double click NetBoot.pax.gz
- Right click the newly-created NetBootInstallation folder and select "Get Info"
- Set "Ownership & Permissions" to "You can Read & Write"
- Double click NetBootInstallation folder
- Double click "NetBoot HD.img" to mount
- Double click "NetBoot HD" volume
- Drag "System Folder" and "Applications (Mac OS 9)" to the root of your Mac's hard drive
- Unmount NetBoot disk image volumes
- Open System Preferences, click Classic (which will have now appeared), and set the System Folder
/mac | Mar 26, 2013
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