Can I run Mac OS 9 in Parallels?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Quillz, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. Quillz

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    And if so, how would I do it?
     
  2. AlanH

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  3. Quillz

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    Thanks, I will read the thread, see if I can get OS 9 running. I only intend to run it solely for curiosity, how it looked, how it operated, etc.
     
  4. AlanH

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    If you read the thread even briefly you will see that the answer is No. OS 9 can't run on an Intel CPU unless you run an emulator of some kind. I seem to recall there used to be something called Pear that *might* work, but you'll be piling an open source Mac OS emulator on top of Parallels on top of OS X. Good luck!
     
  5. Hugh Watkins

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    just scavenge an old mac
    they are turning up in dumpsters for free

    I found a 9 inch mac
    let it dry out for 24 hours and it just booted straight away

    Hugh W
     
  6. Quillz

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    I think you're referring to PearPC, but it hasn't been updated in a while. I found SheepShaver, I'm going to try that out instead. Apple has also released System 7 for free, so I'm going to give that a try, older operating systems are always interesting to emulate, so you can see how much the more recent releases have changed.
     
  7. mirko

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    Search for Basilisk II. Works (worked) better for me on a PC, with OS 8.1 max I think. There is also a Basilisk for OS X by the way.

    But you do need a ROM image from a genuine non-PPC Mac.

    Mirko
     
  8. Jerry

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