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Getting 9 on a 1ghz TiBook


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#1 Innes

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:20 PM

Hi all


I've got a 1ghz TiBook that i'm hoping to stick 9 on, preferably without removing the 10.4 install. Unfortunately, while I have an install disk, the machine boots off of it fine but wont refuses to run the install application.


Just wondering what the correct OS9 install image is for this, as there are about a dozen different types on the garden and none of them explicitly state that its comparable with Tibooks. I can trial and error them but i don't fancy that :p



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#2 TheWhiteFalcon

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:39 PM

You need the special image for the 1GHz TiBook. May try over at OS9Lives.

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#3 mrpippy

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:50 AM

The Garden has original restore discs and an OS 9 disc that was extracted from it, worth a shot.




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#4 Cory5412


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 05:39 PM

The Last of the TiBooks never shipped with its own bootable OS 9 CD.


There are two overall methods: The first is using the TIBook's original 10.2 install set and then either adding on 9.2.2 or installing it in customization.


The second is that there's an 800MHz eMac CD that will boot the TiBook. I don't know if that has all of the drivers necessary, there may have been progress made on creating a more universal 9.2.2 install CD.

#5 Unknown_K

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 05:42 PM

As stated above, os9lives has a universal 9.2.2 CD you can download (I used one on a MDD).

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#6 bunnspecial

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:35 PM

Before going any further, right click on your HDD and check to see if it shows that the OS 9 drivers are installed.


If the OS 9 drives are not installed you will not be able to boot OS 9 off the hard drive. There is no practical way to install the OS 9 drivers without re-formatting the drive.


If you have to reformat the drive, I suggest running the full restore sequence. It is available here




If you DO have the OS 9 drivers installed on the drive, you can boot from this disk and do a drag and drop install onto the HDD.



#7 Innes

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:25 AM

Hi all, thanks for the responses


What am I looking for when right clicking the HD? the resulting menu and 'get info' don't seem to show any driver info, OS9 or otherwise... or is that the point :p

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#8 bunnspecial

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 03:43 PM

I'll have to check how it reports in Tiger-I don't remember offhand.

#9 Innes

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 03:43 PM

Divers seem to be there, as a drag and drop installation from the TiBook restore CD worked. Quite pleased that a re-format wasn't needed. Many thanks for the assistance


Its quite neat booting up an OS9 machine and not being pinged about a dead clock battery :p




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