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Anybody here that got MacOS9 and Morphos on one Harddisk working in Dualboot?
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General Hardware Discussions / Re: Virgin Machine Boot Open Sesame?
« Last post by zefrenchtoon on Today at 07:59:31 AM »
Hi

Some explanations about the "mouse down" trick.
This is a legacy from the days of floppies.
It was the "trick" to eject a floppy at startup time when a floppy was stuck in the drive.
This was due to the fact that the Macs did not have an "eject" button on the floppy drive.
Since then, it is used to eject CDs as well.
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General Hardware Discussions / Re: Virgin Machine Boot Open Sesame?
« Last post by Click on June 14, 2021, 04:15:59 PM »
Thanks, Mat.  I have the MacOS9 Missing Manual by Pogue, but could not find that mouse down on startup command under "Startup" or "Eject" sections. 

I did find the mouse down command in an excellent key command summary here http://www.silentway.com/mac-tips-ultimate-shortcuts-guide-mac-os-9.  The list that I had been using from apple https://support.apple.com/kb/TA43845?locale=en_US does not have the mouse down eject either.

Thanks for the info.  I had tried the C down during boot without result on my MDD.  I'll give the mouse down a try next. 
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Mac OS 9 Booting on Previously Unsupported Hardware / Re: OS 9 on MDD FW800
« Last post by Click on June 14, 2021, 03:19:57 PM »
Thanks, Gary.  I'll check it out.  Sometimes the obvious eludes me. :(
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General Hardware Discussions / Re: Suggestion for MDD DVD Drive Replacement
« Last post by IIO on June 14, 2021, 02:25:23 PM »
https://www.lg.com/de/support/produkt/lg-GSA-H22L

look at the specs, good RAM support and super silent.

i paid 8 euro for a pack with 5 of them. packs often means pulled from office machines i.e. like new.

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Mac OS 9 Booting on Previously Unsupported Hardware / Re: OS 9 on MDD FW800
« Last post by GaryN on June 14, 2021, 02:19:41 PM »
On your MacintoshGarden link page the text description says

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC PPC (Carbonized)
Boots PowerMac G4 MDD (FireWire 400 models only);

I was asking about FW800...will this actually work for both FW400 AND FW800?

That's what I get for trying to be extra helpful… the wrong link

HERE:  http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/mac-os-922-install-unsupported-g4s

You know, all I did was type "FW800" into the MacGarden search box. You should try it.
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General Hardware Discussions / Re: Suggestion for MDD DVD Drive Replacement
« Last post by Mat on June 14, 2021, 02:10:41 PM »
I'd suggest to go for a Samsung SH-S202 – if possible a new one. Better than any "Super Drive". It is a rock solid DVD-Burner, bootable with every Mac OS  9 machine, and quite silent. I am using 3 of these in my macs, and they are real good quality. I could backup a lot of CDs from the 90ies that were not readable anymore by any other CD or DVD drive! Additionally it has 12x DVD-RAM writing as well. Should be few bucks these days.
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HELP BOARD ! Installing & Troubleshooting the Classic Mac OS / Re: Open iso in OS9?
« Last post by Mat on June 14, 2021, 01:56:49 PM »
Can an .iso file be opened in OS 9.2.2?  It didn't work when I tried it, but perhaps there is a "helper" application that can be used to open and mount the image?
"Toast" (CD burner) is what most of us are using for mounting iso files.
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General Hardware Discussions / Re: Virgin Machine Boot Open Sesame?
« Last post by Mat on June 14, 2021, 01:55:18 PM »
How does one insert a OS installation DVD to boot a new machine with no OS already present?  Is there a keyboard command on bootup that causes the tray to eject so that the DVD can be mounted for the OS install?

CD/DVD tray eject at startup works by holding down the mouse button when powering up.
Booting from CD works by holding down the "C" key, alternatively you can hold "ALT" and see all systems and network that can be used for booting.

I'd suggest to get an nice Mac OS 9 shortcut overview for an easier life.
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HELP BOARD ! Installing & Troubleshooting the Classic Mac OS / Open iso in OS9?
« Last post by Click on June 14, 2021, 01:08:01 PM »
Can an .iso file be opened in OS 9.2.2?  It didn't work when I tried it, but perhaps there is a "helper" application that can be used to open and mount the image?
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