Ronald P. Regensburg wrote:
3. What do you need MacOS for? In MacOSX 10.4 (Tiger) on a G4 Mac, even when that Mac cannot boot MacOS as such, most Classic MacOS applications can be run seamlessly in MacOSX using the Classic Environment. The Classic Environment can be enabled when MacOS 9.2.2 is installed next to MacOSX.
Thank, I'll try that reset!
Oh I see. Well I only obtained the iMac some weeks ago and have been setting it up. I have never had a model that would support both OS X and MacOS before, so frankly I've just been confused by the terminology. I'm having trouble finding any clear or official instructions on how to do the entire process from start to finish, and as someone who has no idea of how it works, eavesdropping on forum posts where people are merely talking about bits and pieces, it doesn't give me a good full picture of what's going on. Somehow I get the image that you can't install OS 9 if you've already installed OS X, is that so?
As far as I know, I don't absolutely need
MacOS for anything; I'm just feeling nostalgic and upon realizing that I might be able to run old software and get all sorts of curious abandonware so easily, I'd like to enable the possibility. I just wonder if 9.2.2 is too recent for software that was made for System 7 and abandoned soon after.
Ps. What are some "opening this disk may damage your computer: open / don't open" notifications that I get from trying to mount some images of old OSs or software?