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How to make a OS9 bootable CD

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How do you copy the OS9 OS on a CD and make it bootable ?

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How to make a OS9 bootable CD

by TheChas In reply to How to make a OS9 bootabl ...

Not sure what you mean by OS9.

There are links to several good articles on creating bootable CDs at www.bootdisk.com

You need to set up the CD with the boot files in the root.
I would create a folder on the CD, and copy the files from the OS CD as is.
It will work best, if you copy the CD onto your hard drive.

For a Win9X CD, I would copy the W98 boot floppy files into a folder on the hard drive.

When I set up the CD project, I would copy the bootdisk files into the root of the CD, then copy the OS files into their own folder.

After you boot and get the hard drive setup, you just change to the folder with the OS, and run the setup command.

Note: The motherboard on the target system(s) must support boot from CD.

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How to make a OS9 bootable CD

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How to make a OS9 bootable CD

by charleskin In reply to How to make a OS9 bootabl ...

I will let you look at the site yourself for all of the requisite information.
http://www.yamaha.co.jp/english/product/computer/macsup.html#BOOTABLE%20CD
Remove any spaces that may appear.
This should work on Mac OS9 also.
Hope this helps. Remember to hold down the "C" key when booting to select the CD-ROM.

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How to make a OS9 bootable CD

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How to make a OS9 bootable CD

by FatUncleAL In reply to How to make a OS9 bootabl ...

I mean Macintosh OS 9.

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How to make a OS9 bootable CD

by francois.sardi In reply to How to make a OS9 bootabl ...

In your CDR software, you have the option of making the CD bootable.

Select your "original" OS9 and make sure you have the finder and all the rest of the system files selected. Make sure the system folder is marked as the startup system and startcopying.

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How to make a OS9 bootable CD

by mbh In reply to How to make a OS9 bootabl ...

What you can do is record (CDR) the system folder from an already operating OS9 system. Then you can do one of two things. Hold down the c key as the systen starts up. This will indicate to the machine to start off of the CD. If you want to have thecd be your main boot drive then before you restart the machine go into the system control panel and choose your startup disk indicating it to start from the cd rom. Then you simply reboot and there you go. It is almost too easy.

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How to make a OS9 bootable CD

by ragnarokrr In reply to How to make a OS9 bootabl ...

There are three ways to make a startup CD
using Toast 4: copying an existing Startup CD
or Mac Volume, or by using Mac Files &
Folders.

The easiest is to simply use the Disc Copy
program included with Toast to make a
backup of your Mac OS CD. This won't let you
change what is on the CD, however. If you
have Toast 4 Deluxe, you can save it as a disc
image before writing it. Then you can mount
the disc image and modify it, even completely
changing the System Folder! A disadvantage
is that you can't change the size of the volume,
but if there is room on the CD, you can always
add a second volume if needed. There are
some tricky steps involved in modifying a
partition, but if you want more than just a copy
ofyour original startup discs, there are better
ways to get what you want.

Another way to create a bootable CD with
Toast 4 Deluxe is to use the "Mac Volume"
option in the main Toast window. Select a
volume with a valid System Folder, clickthe
Data button, and check the Bootable
checkbox. This will copy the entire volume,
including its System Folder.

This process works well. The problem is that
while a CD can hold 650-700 MB of data, most
of the volumes out there are filled with a lot
more than that! Creating a System Folder on a
Jaz disk or separate drive or partition will let
you have greater control over what you are
writing, but if you just have one hard drive
volume, you can also use Toast's Create
Temporary Partition command (in the Utilities
menu) to create a partition of whatever size
you want, and place your System Folder and
other desired files in it.

But the easiest way to create a startup CD is
to use the "Macintosh Files & Folders" option
in the Toast window. A lot of people have
trouble with this because they simply drag a
System Folder into the window. However, they
end up with a CD named "Syst

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