Can't see OS X disk while booted into OS 9

There are a couple of apps I really need to use, that won't run in Classic; they won't go past 9.0.4. I have OS X and the OS 9 stuff on separate physical drives.
The OS X "Startup Disk" pref will let me select the OS 9 system OK, but once there, the OS 9 "Startup Disk" CP doesn't offer the OS X disk as an option.
Only way I've figured out to get back is to physically disconnect the OS 9 disk and power up, but that's a pain.
what do I need to do to get OS 9 to recognize the OS X disk?
Isaac
Blue & White Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Blue & White Mac OS X (10.4.5)

Well, thanks for the advice, at least it confirmed that I wasn't overlooking something stupid.
I gave the problem some more thought, and recalled something I'd been doing with Macs for years, but never tried with OS X.
From time to time, I've needed to have more than one system folder on a given Mac; sometimes it's just being "stored" there, or sometimes for other reasons. Often, I do not want the Mac to know about those system folders. I discovered that I could just move the System file into the Control Panel folder, and the Mac wouldn't recognize it as bootable. Move the System back out, and it's bootable again.
So that's the (awkward) solution. From OS 9.0.4, when I'm ready to boot back into X, I move the OS 9 System file into the CP folder and restart. I get a warning that the Mac may not be bootable, and click OK.
After the reboot, there's a loooong wait while the Mac looks around for something bootable, but eventually it finds the OS X system, and boots to it just fine.
IF YOU TRY THIS, USE CAUTION: I have OS 9 and OS X installed on separate physical disks, so I can always disconnect one if I can't make the Mac stop booting from it. I haven't tried this stunt with a partitioned drive, and I have no idea whether it would work.
Also, next time you want to boot into OS 9, you have to remember to move the System file back out of the CP folder before you select OS 9 and restart.
Isaac
Blue & White Mac OS X (10.4.6)

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