Paul on Thu, 3 Jul 2003 19:53:05 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] OS 8.6 to 9 and X

We were able to copy the OS 9 CD-ROM and it is bootable. I wasn't there when the copy was made, but I don't think anything unusual was done. The only thing I know is that my neighbor mentioned having Toast and he either made the copy under OS 8.6 or 9.2.1.

I guess we can't be quite sure about anything, unless we try it...maybe a few times.

William H. Magill wrote:

On Monday, June 30, 2003, at 11:57  AM, Paul wrote:

Final question: Is it possible to copy an OS 9 CD (as a backup) without any special procedures?

Other than the fact that you can't "copy" it...

Basically, the CD itself can't be copied using standard Mac OS "copy" techniques (drag and drop).

It's the old story... you can copy all of the data with no problems, but if you want to make the CD bootable, you have to write the bootstrap information to the CD independent of the copy.

I don't know if Mike Bombitch has the instructions on his website or not. He does have the instructions for creating bootable CDs for OS X.

I believe the Disk Utility program under OS X can do this, but I know that none of the standard OS 9 utilities will work. The Disk Utility program in OS 9 is broken. It has a size limit that prevents it from being used for anything useful.

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