Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
1
aha, nice to hear.
2
Gave me a day or two and I'll whip you one up.
3
You could mount MacOS9Lives.dmg, then drag all the files over from the mounted image to your partition, then bless it in terminal:
Code: [Select]
sudo bless --folder "/Volumes/Name of OS 9 Partition/System Folder"
4
there are 2 versions of the display control panel (you can have both installed for their names are different).
Iirc I could set color depth on my G4 Alu Macbook, but the Airport was 'absent' (in fact the whole left side refused to work), so I put it aside for a while.

Hi Astroman,

I've tried the following control panels and none have worked:
Monitors & Sound - (v1.5) OS8.6 - Crashes Finder
Monitors (vB1-7.5.6) OS B-8.5
Monitors (8.6.4) Mac OS CPU Software 4.9
Monitors (8.6.4) Mac OS CPU Software 5.9

I could only source the Monitors & Sound control panel from a Mac OS 8 system, is there another one that will work with OS9?



Hey!

I recently got OS 9 running on my PowerBook 5,2 and it works great! The Airport extreme even worked after the initial install but no longer does :/

My problem at the moment is that I am quite keen to run some games on this, but 90% of them require a resolution change or colour change to 256 colours. At the moment I'm stuck at 1280x800px (Millions of colours).
Are there any modded ROMS out there, or hacks to enable other resolutions/colour depths?
Under Apple System Profiler it says I'm running Mac OS Rom 10.2.1 (Generic), and my graphics chip is the ATI Jasper_A.

P.S thanks for all the great guides on how to achieve this, I never thought this would have been possible! This machine would be perfect if I can change these settings easily!!

Cheers!

Mobility Radeon 9600, not sure of the Device ID.

I could likely whip up an 'NDRV' for it, that would give basic resolution and color depth switching, but you won't get any graphics acceleration, as there is just no support for it.

Hey darthnVader,

That would be amazing if you were able to do that? I don't think graphics acceleration will be necessary as I'm only wanting to play older games (Ambrosia SW classics etc.)

Below is the info I was able to get on the gpu






5
well, a single unitor8 works just fine... im going to test what happens with a single MOTU. maybe it doesnt like my MOTU network?

[edit] works just fine with a single MOTU... wonder if its just not compatible with networked interfaces, or if it needs to be set up a specific way.

[edit 2] SOLVED!!! in my particular environment, the MTP connected to my OS9 mac was "unit #2" in the chain, set to ID 9-16. I changed this to 1-8 and the other unit to 9-16, and it stopped complaining and is now working properly. of course, i now need to go back to my OSX machine and change all the midi ports there, but at least OSX is a lot less picky about things.
6

How can I use the Mac OS 9.2.2 Universal Install - ISO CD Image to install OS9 on a partition in 10.4?

Here’s what I have:

•   PowerMac G4 1.25 DP (FW400), 10.4.11, single hard drive with two partitions, Mac OS 9 drivers installed.  The partition on which I want to install OS 9 is formatted with Mac OS Extended (not journaled).

•   Mac OS 9.2.2 Universal Install - ISO CD Image

I’m not sure how to use this image to install OS9 on one partition and keep 10.4 on the other partition.  Can I use Disk Utility/Restore in 10.4 to restore the MacOS9Lives.img from the CD to the desired partition?  If I boot from the CD, will I be able to select the partition on which to install OS9?

I’ve studied the “How to Install Mac OS 9 if you already have OS X Installed” post, which uses OS9general.dmg and the Restore feature in OS X, but OS9general.dmg doesn’t have the later ROM and CPU Software versions available on the Universal Install.

Thanks for any guidance you can give me.  I really don’t want to screw this up!

Marty
7
Hey!

I recently got OS 9 running on my PowerBook 5,2 and it works great! The Airport extreme even worked after the initial install but no longer does :/

My problem at the moment is that I am quite keen to run some games on this, but 90% of them require a resolution change or colour change to 256 colours. At the moment I'm stuck at 1280x800px (Millions of colours).
Are there any modded ROMS out there, or hacks to enable other resolutions/colour depths?
Under Apple System Profiler it says I'm running Mac OS Rom 10.2.1 (Generic), and my graphics chip is the ATI Jasper_A.

P.S thanks for all the great guides on how to achieve this, I never thought this would have been possible! This machine would be perfect if I can change these settings easily!!

Cheers!

Mobility Radeon 9600, not sure of the Device ID.

I could likely whip up an 'NDRV' for it, that would give basic resolution and color depth switching, but you won't get any graphics acceleration, as there is just no support for it.
8
first thing to do is giving your computers fixed IPs (while otherwise retaining your current dhcp setup), this makes things a bit easier.
9
filezilla is probably easier setup than a ftp server on os9 so if you need guidance at some point let me know.


https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=server


https://filezilla-project.org/


1st link is the win only server
2nd is the main website

10
Even that sounds like a foreign language Devil but I will search for Filezilla and give it a go

thanks for your reply
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10