Reinstalling OS9 safely on a Powerbook?
December 15, 2003 11:20 AM   Subscribe

About a month ago I installed Panther on my Powerbook. I did a clean install, so Classic (OS 9) was wiped from the machine. When I went to reinstall it, from the OS9 book disc, I was warned that it would also be doing a clean install, which made me nervous. So, how do I reinstall OS 9 onto my Powerbook without effecting everything that's on there right now?
posted by capndesign to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
The OS9 installer will create a "system folder" directory, while the important OSX bits live in "system." There's nothing to worry about when installing, except I would uncheck the "update hard disk drivers" check box when you get to that point in the install.
posted by machaus at 11:28 AM on December 15, 2003

Oooo! I had to do this last month and this post from Grant Hutchinson saved the day.
posted by jazon at 11:29 AM on December 15, 2003

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