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Hello,

 

My wife has an iMAC running O/S 9.2 and needs to run some software that requires O/S 10. I heard that it's possible to partition the hard drive so that both operating systems can be accessed.

 

Can you point me towards a 'how-to' for getting this job done, and share whatever 'tips' you have to make this process as pleasant as possible?

 

Thanks!

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Hello,

 

My wife has an iMAC running O/S 9.2 and needs to run some software that requires O/S 10. I heard that it's possible to partition the hard drive so that both operating systems can be accessed.

 

Can you point me towards a 'how-to' for getting this job done, and share whatever 'tips' you have to make this process as pleasant as possible?

 

Thanks!

 

http://www.creativepro.com/story/feature/14527.html

 

This should do the trick for you. Macintosh makes it real easy :P

 

Then again, what you can also do is install OSX, and run her old applications (if she even needs them anymore) in Classic Mode.

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As mentioned, when you install OS X you can run your OS 9 apps in classic mode. However cannot cut and paste between classic and OS X. You also have to set up your printer in classic (I use desktop printer app).

 

You can also hold down your option key (if you are not on a Blue&white G3) when you start the Mac and choose which OS to start in to (as opposed to using system preferences>startup disk which will make the change permanent until you change it back).

 

If you do go to OS X you may want to increase your memory if you have less than 256 Mb.

 

Good Luck

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Hello,

 

My wife has an iMAC running O/S 9.2 and needs to run some software that requires O/S 10. I heard that it's possible to partition the hard drive so that both operating systems can be accessed.

 

Can you point me towards a 'how-to' for getting this job done, and share whatever 'tips' you have to make this process as pleasant as possible?

 

Thanks!

You do not need to partition the hard disk to do this. Just install Mac OS X on the same disk. You will still be able to switch between Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.

 

P.S. It's Mac, not MAC, as in "Macintosh."

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Hello,

 

My wife has an iMAC running O/S 9.2 and needs to run some software that requires O/S 10. I heard that it's possible to partition the hard drive so that both operating systems can be accessed.

 

Can you point me towards a 'how-to' for getting this job done, and share whatever 'tips' you have to make this process as pleasant as possible?

 

Thanks!

You do not need to partition the hard disk to do this. Just install Mac OS X on the same disk. You will still be able to switch between Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.

 

P.S. It's Mac, not MAC, as in "Macintosh."

Turns out I'm going to need a bigger hard drive to get the headspace needed to get this job done. Before I start searching for a drive, I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts on brands of hard drives in general, and which ones seem to work better with Macs.

 

Thanks for anything you can share!

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