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Old Apr 12th, 2009, 12:41 PM   #31
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" ... I was using OS 9 from 2005 until early this year, can't even remember why I upgraded, but it was a total mistake. I have never had OS 8.6 "bomb" me. Why could this be? ..."

One possible reason would be using the latest version of OS9 ... on a machine that directly boots into OS9 and not OSX.

Use 9.1 for those machines; 9.2.2 is really optimized for Classic on OSX.

Also, OS9 needs about 64MB RAM (128 is a sweet spot), once you are there you can turn Virtual Memory off. All Adobe apps conflict with Apple VM, for example on System7~OS9.

As for the latest hardware that booted into OS9, most MDD and earlier G4 desktops can. Apple sold one machine, mostly for Education markets, after the G4 line was essentially discontinued; that could boot into OS9. That was the PowerMac G4 1.25 GHz MDD (2003) M9145LL/A. It could be custom configured with a dual processor motherboard via the AppleStore. This model sold alongside the first G5 series, and was discontinued when they were, in June 2004.

The so-called "Firewire 800" MDDs cannot boot OS9. That would be the single 1.0 M8839LL/A, dual 1.25 M8840LL/A and dual 1.42 GHz M8841LL/A models.

However, the 1.42 is not as sophisticated a machine as the single/dual 1.25 G4's that hung around alongside the G5 introduction despite lacking the added support for FW800 and Bluetooth (there is the 133 vs 167 Mhz bus, for example). They benchmark very closely in stock form and upgrades are more effective on the 167 Mhz bus machines.

Most eMacs cannot boot OS9. The 1.0 GHz M8950LL/A might be able to, depending on the original configuration; if it was a first version with the combo drive. Again, this was essentially an Education Market version. All others cannot.

As for iMacs, the last versions that boot OS9 are the G4/800's. These cannot run 10.5, by the way (867 Mhz minimum). Of course, Classic does not work in 10.5 either.

The iBook G4's cannot boot OS9. You have to use a G3 model, or Classic mode.

Most (if not all) G4 processor upgrades from 3rd party providers can boot OS9, provided they are installed in a machine that otherwise could with the original Apple CPU.

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" ... I was using OS 9 from 2005 until early this year, can't even remember why I upgraded, but it was a total mistake. I have never had OS 8.6 "bomb" me. Why could this be? ..."

One possible reason would be using the latest version of OS9 ... on a machine that directly boots into OS9 and not OSX.

Use 9.1 for those machines; 9.2.2 is really optimized for Classic on OSX.
Ohhh... oops. I never used 9.1 for any length of time on my G3, just when performing the update to 9.2.2. I had it on a Powerbook that I borrowed for a month way back in 2001, didn't really pay attention to its stability though, I was just using it because I was in Japan, and my desktop was waaay across the Pacific

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Also, OS9 needs about 64MB RAM (128 is a sweet spot), once you are there you can turn Virtual Memory off. All Adobe apps conflict with Apple VM, for example on System7~OS9.
Memory was never a problem. When I first bought the computer with OS 8.1 or something like that, I immediately upgraded it to 64 MB of RAM, and then brought it up to a whopping 224 MB when I first installed OS 9. I did indeed have virtual memory turned off, never needed it. I never ran out of free memory, although one time I was down to about 4 MB. I promptly shut down all open programs at that point.
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