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Lost old hard drive, installed new and installed Panther from original disks. Now it says it can't launch any of my application that need system 9. Having a very bad week.

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Hello,

You might need to find your OS 9 disks, and get that system installed. What I did for my powerbook was installed OS 9 first, and then installed OS X on top of it. I did that so the computer would have all of the OS 9 materials figured out, so that my classic would work as best as it could.

To be honest, my laptop has 2 OS9 System folders, one on each partition. One of them is a fully-loaded ready to go OS 9 environment that I made above. The second one is trimmed-down for classic... classic has no use for a TCP/iP control panel, or a screen saver, or the Palm stuff, so I save on nsystem resources by trimming that out with the Extensions manager.

I think you are going to need to find the OS 9 disks you had, and install that OS onto your computer. OS 9 and OS X can exist on the same hard drive partition, and the Startup Disk control panel will manage which one works on Booting.

Christian

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Thanks very much for the helpful reply. Sorry it took so long but I was in a real mess there for a few weeks. I had to install 9 from the original disks that came with the G4 (10.2). They don't put 9 on the later versions of Panther.

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