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  1. What's the last OS X to run CLASSIC?

    What's the last OS X to run CLASSIC?

    I still have a DUAL BOOT Mac.

    What's the best way to upgrade to the newest OS X and still be able to
    EITHER RUN CLASSIC OR BOOT into OS 9?

    Should I keep OS 9 in the SAME partition, or move OS 9 to it's own
    partition?


    Thanks!



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  2. Re: What's the last OS X to run CLASSIC?

    Hei Zello

    Zello Yello wrote:
    > What's the last OS X to run CLASSIC?


    _Any_ OS X can run OS 9.2.x. - It is the computer itself that sets the
    limit. This means that any G3, G4 and G5 with a PPC based proseccor
    architecture will be able to run OS 9.2.x either in a booted OS 9.2 or
    as 'classic mode' under OS X.

    All new Intel based Macs do not have this capability - neither 'classic
    mode' nor OS 9.2 bootability.

    > I still have a DUAL BOOT Mac.
    >
    > What's the best way to upgrade to the newest OS X and still be able to
    > EITHER RUN CLASSIC OR BOOT into OS 9?
    >
    > Should I keep OS 9 in the SAME partition, or move OS 9 to it's own
    > partition?


    I have 2x QuickSilver, which I have upgraded with GigaDesigns Dual
    G4/1,8ghz processors with the capability of booting in both OS 9.2 and OSX.

    Depending on which machine you have, you can upgrade the processor and
    fill it with RAM. - Fx. if you have a G4 AGP model with UNINorth ASICS
    number 7 or higher, you can upgrade to either a dual G4/1,8ghz or a
    single G4/2.0ghz processor. The G4 MDD can only be upgraded to a single
    G4/1,33ghz. The dual G4 versions of MDD cannot be CPU upgraded AFAIK.

    The best upgrades are - priorityrized
    1, GigaDesigns
    2, PowerLogix PowerForce47 Series
    3, OWC Mercury Extreme
    4, NewerTech, MAXPower
    4, FastMac
    5, Sonnet

    You can see more here - just select your model, CPU upgrade and see what
    you can use...
    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/accelerators/

    The GigaDesigns processors can be found and bought here:
    www.gigadesigns.com
    The GigaDigigns and FastMac processors can be found and bought here:
    http://www.gmscomputersales.com/inde...79b829859bb910

    NOTE. If your computer isn't well-equipped with memory - more than 1gb
    of RAM, at least 1-2 harddisks, a good graphics card and maybe one or
    more PCI cards, I don't think it will be affordable.

    This means - if you fx. have an old Sawtooth G4/400mhz, 512mb RAM,
    40-80gb HD and the orig. Rage 128Pro card, I won't recommend an upgrade,
    - it will be too expensive. But if you fx. have a QuickSilver 733-867mhz
    or a Dual 800mhz, 1,5gb RAM, 1-2 120gb HDs, GForce 2MX/4MX, Radeon
    9000/9000Pro or similar graphics card, my recommendation will be that an
    upgrade is affordable, - especially if you need the capability of being
    able to boot into Os 9.2.2.

    cheers, Erik Richard

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  3. Re: What's the last OS X to run CLASSIC?

    On 2007-01-04 17:10:02 -0600, Zello Yello said:

    > What's the last OS X to run CLASSIC?
    >
    > I still have a DUAL BOOT Mac.
    >
    > What's the best way to upgrade to the newest OS X and still be able to
    > EITHER RUN CLASSIC OR BOOT into OS 9?
    >
    > Should I keep OS 9 in the SAME partition, or move OS 9 to it's own partition?
    >
    >
    > Thanks!


    I believe it is not related to the version of OS X; rather, it depends
    on your CPU. As long as you have a PowerPC CPU you can probably keep
    the classic folder indefinitely. I have 104.8 myself.

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