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Volga163

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Re: Mac OS 9 booting on: Mac mini G4 (Detailed Posts)
« Reply #1120 on: May 13, 2020, 02:18:03 AM »

Good afternoon :-)
I'm happy to try Mac OS 9 on my Mac Mini 2005.
I'm going to make a video with quick comparison of games running in Classic Environment and native Mac OS 9.2, also with demonstration of a way of dualbooting both OS X 10.4 and OS 9.2 (slightly fixed alexfree's tutorial). Are you interested in it?

Best regards, Vladislav.
P.S. English is not my native language, feel free to ask if you didn't understand something.
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Re: Mac OS 9 booting on: Mac mini G4 (Detailed Posts)
« Reply #1121 on: May 13, 2020, 09:22:45 AM »

I'm going to make a video with quick comparison of games running in Classic Environment and native Mac OS 9.2, also with demonstration of a way of dualbooting both OS X 10.4 and OS 9.2 (slightly fixed alexfree's tutorial). Are you interested in it?
Best regards, Vladislav.

Yes, please post on youtube and provide a link :)
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Re: Mac OS 9 booting on: Mac mini G4 (Detailed Posts)
« Reply #1123 on: May 15, 2020, 04:30:28 AM »

tasty music, but someone give this guy a copy of RTCW. :)
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nvram: Error
« Reply #1124 on: May 16, 2020, 02:04:48 AM »

n-as-mac-mini:~ na$ nvram auto-boot?=false
nvram: Error (-1) setting variable - 'auto-boot?'

What am I doing wrong? Thanks!
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Re: Mac OS 9 booting on: Mac mini G4 (Detailed Posts)
« Reply #1125 on: May 16, 2020, 02:12:35 AM »

Try with sudo
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Re: Mac OS 9 booting on: Mac mini G4 (Detailed Posts)
« Reply #1126 on: May 16, 2020, 02:54:15 PM »

OK. I blessed the Mac OS 9 partition.

I got the nvram to dual boot.

The OS 9 disk appears as a selection after multi-boot. It starts for a brief second, then I get the disk with ?.

Any ideas?
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Re: Mac OS 9 booting on: Mac mini G4 (Detailed Posts)
« Reply #1127 on: May 17, 2020, 06:53:30 AM »

isnt that because the mini ROM already contains an OF patch which includes a reset?
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Re: Mac OS 9 booting on: Mac mini G4 (Detailed Posts)
« Reply #1128 on: May 19, 2020, 07:48:46 PM »

I just got my mini working well with normal tasks but is anyone having or have had trouble with the mini crashing on pro tools or a daw dealing loading an audio file on an ssd ? Every time the system crashes when I import a wav file or run through playing it , i feel pretty defeated about hitting these forums with so much problems each time , I apologize on my idiocy
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Re: Mac OS 9 booting on: Mac mini G4 (Detailed Posts)
« Reply #1129 on: May 20, 2020, 06:02:10 AM »

not sure sbout 5, but PT 4 likes a volume limit of <176gb ... there´s lots of info somewhere in the protools sections.
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Re: Mac OS 9 booting on: Mac mini G4 (Detailed Posts)
« Reply #1130 on: May 20, 2020, 09:49:50 AM »

I totally get that my man , I should be in the clear considering it’s a 50gb SSD , it doesn’t like the disc allocation from my tracks made on the PowerBook (considering it has a hard drive) so I’m wondering what the issue is, but other than a crash caused by creating a new file that was already there (cause I didn’t save the session after importing a track which is dumb)  I’m pretty good to go :)
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Re: Mac OS 9 booting on: Mac mini G4 (Detailed Posts)
« Reply #1131 on: May 20, 2020, 10:07:39 AM »

as long as you dont try to stick 3 farm cards in the mini, all will be good.
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Re: Mac OS 9 booting on: Mac mini G4 (Detailed Posts)
« Reply #1132 on: May 21, 2020, 10:01:17 PM »

Never mind , I imported freshly made files into pt5 and the Mac crashed a quarter way calculating the overview and processing the audio , when I try to import audio it crashes way too often and this is horrid for the workflow, I can’t chalk it to anything , it did a similar problem when I first got the machine , booted it and tried to make an alias for classilla , this is just simply unbearable
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Re: Mac OS 9 booting on: Mac mini G4 (Detailed Posts)
« Reply #1133 on: May 22, 2020, 09:20:37 AM »

eww, if it also happens when creating an alias then it is time to do a RAM check i guess.
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Re: Mac OS 9 booting on: Mac mini G4 (Detailed Posts)
« Reply #1134 on: May 22, 2020, 03:37:15 PM »

This maybe stupid question but has anyone tried to boot Pismo into OS 8.6 or use Mac OS X Server 1.2v3 ?
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Re: Mac OS 9 booting on: Mac mini G4 (Detailed Posts)
« Reply #1135 on: May 22, 2020, 03:53:14 PM »

Once tried 1.2v3 on a g4 mini but was never able to get past the splash booting screen with the spinning CD (beach ball). But if you mean pismo PowerBook then not sure.
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Re: Mac OS 9 booting on: Mac mini G4 (Detailed Posts)
« Reply #1136 on: May 23, 2020, 08:29:10 PM »

OK. I blessed the Mac OS 9 partition.

I got the nvram to dual boot.

The OS 9 disk appears as a selection after multi-boot. It starts for a brief second, then I get the disk with ?.

Any ideas?

No ideas; I'm stuck at the same place.  I'm using version 9 of the unsupported Mini image currently.  Tried wiping the entire drive, same issue.  Tried manually booting the Mac OS ROM from Open Firmware, same issue.  I've got the thing booting into 10.6, but OS 9.2.2 is stumping me.
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Re: Mac OS 9 booting on: Mac mini G4 (Detailed Posts)
« Reply #1137 on: May 23, 2020, 08:38:15 PM »

I've got the thing booting into 10.6, but OS 9.2.2 is stumping me.

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Re: Mac OS 9 booting on: Mac mini G4 (Detailed Posts)
« Reply #1138 on: May 23, 2020, 09:53:36 PM »

I've got the thing booting into 10.6, but OS 9.2.2 is stumping me.

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Well, I realized I made a newbie mistake.  I booted into 10.6, fired up a terminal, and typed in
sudo bless -folder9 /Volumes/macos9/System\ Folder -use9 -bootBlockFile /usr/share/misc/bootblockdata

Then rebooted and bam!  Boot into OS 9 :)

So now I've got a G4 Mini dual booting Mac OS 9.2.2 and Mac OS X 10.6 PPC.  Still need to work out a few kinks on the 10.6 side, as some bits don't work as expected; probably need to replace with 10.5 components.  But OS 9 works great!  Thanks to everyone who spent so long putting that together!

And it feels really weird having a Mac that can run OSes released 10 years apart from the PPC era.  Usually I have to pull that off via emulation.
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Re: Mac OS 9 booting on: Mac mini G4 (Detailed Posts)
« Reply #1139 on: May 23, 2020, 11:22:48 PM »

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Well, I realized I made a newbie mistake.

it would not be a mistake if you booted into 10.6, it would be an absolute innovation.
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