Pro Tools 6 and Migration to OS X Dual-Boot Systems
Using Pro Tools 6 for OS X and Pro Tools 5 for OS 9 on the same computer
To make the transition from OS 9 to OS X as painless as possible, here are some suggestions for configuring a dual-boot system that will support both Pro Tools 6 on OS X and previous versions of Pro Tools 5 on OS 9.
OS 9 Authorization Keys and Installing Mac OS X
Installing or upgrading OS X on your Macintosh may erase any currently installed OS 9 floppy key disk authorizations (such as Reverb One for Pro Tools 5). Uninstall all key disk authorizations before installing or upgrading Mac OS X. After installing OS X, or upgrading your OS X version, run the following from the OS X Disk Utility: "Repair Disk Permissions".
There are 3 ways to configure OS 9 along with OS X on the same computer:
Digidesign recommends method #2 or #3 above as the safer and more flexible methods of configuring a computer for dual boot operation.
If you already have your drive formatted with OS 9 installed you will need to simply boot from the OS X Installation CD and follow the onscreen prompts.
If you want to do a fresh installation of OS 9 and OS X on a single empty drive:
For more information on Mac OS X, see Pro Tools Mac OS X Requirements
Latest 2003 and newer Apple Computers that are OS X Only
Most models of the newest Apple computers will only boot in OS X. It is not possible to choose OS 9 as a startup system, and Pro Tools 5 will not work with OS X "Classic Mode". It is not possible to have a dual boot system with Pro Tools 6 and Pro Tools 5 on these 2003 and newer systems that will only boot in OS X.
2003 and Newer OS X Only Models
FW800 = FireWire 800 models
Power Mac G4 1.25 GHz MDD (Mirrored Drive Doors) single and dual processor models (NOT the FW800 models) available on the AppleStore can boot in both OS X and OS 9:
In order to launch an OS 9 Application when booted into OS X it is necessary to use "Classic Mode". This OS 9 emulation program requires a valid OS 9 System Folder in order to create the Classic environment. If you have OS 9 and OS X on different partitions or drives and you plan to run Classic applications on OS X, it is recommended that you do a separate install of OS 9 on the OS X partition so that your main OS 9 installation will remain untouched by OS X.
Note: Pro Tools will not run as a Classic application.
Plug-In Authorizations for OS X
Please be advised that floppy based copy protection authorizations will not work on OS X. If you are upgrading to OS X and have any legacy Digidesign or Digidesign distributed plug-ins with floppy based copy protection registered with us that have not been updated, we would like to update these with new iLok USB Hardware Key* based copy protection developed for Pro Tools and OS X.
We can accomplish this automatically by depositing these applicable authorizations for you at iLok.com, provided you have an account set up there with at least one registered iLok. You will need to provide Digidesign with your iLok.com account name for our customer registration database, along with your Pro Tools 6 registration. You can then log onto iLok.com and move these authorizations from your account to your iLok USB Hardware Key.
To set up an account, please go to www.iLok.com and register by creating your own unique User ID and password. Upon iLok.com registration you will have sign on privileges. Please provide your iLok.com User ID on your registration card in the space provided so we may add it to your Digidesign customer record.
For more information on iLok technology, see the Digidesign iLok Information page in the Digidesign Support section, and the iLok Usage Guide in your Pro Tools/Documentation folder or the Technical Document Library.
For any third-party key disk authorized software, please contact the manufacturer about upgrading for OS X compatibility.