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I've got OS9 installed on a separate partition and would like to install a
new OS9 on the OSX partition that I can pare down for running as Classic.
But I can't work out how I should get OSX to recognise this new OS9 as
Classic. Any ideas? :confused:
Craig R. Arko
01-28-2002, 06:53 AM
After you install the new OS9 on the main partition, when you open the 'Classic' System Preference panel you should be able to select either partition from the list 'Select a startup volume for Classic:'. Pick the OS X partition, and that should do it.
01-28-2002, 07:26 AM
I've heard of some people saying that booting to that newly installed OS 9 after install (you can use the Startup Disk Control Panel of the Install CD to select it) will allow the Classic pref panel of OS X to "see" it if it does not show up initially.
Thanks Craig. I looked there, but somehow missed that. One of those days... again...
Craig R. Arko
01-28-2002, 07:38 AM
What rusto says is right too. You may well need to boot the new OS9 directly once and set it up before being able to use it as Classic.
It booted up fine from OSX as it happens, but cheers to rusto for making sure I had full insurance!
Have wiped out all unnecessary extensions and start-up is much quicker now. Let's hope stability is better too.
01-28-2002, 09:01 AM
I and others have submitted hints about slimming down classic, which can be found
here (http://www.macosxhints.com/index.php?topic=classic) if you look way earlier you'll see some good tips.
one thing I do for sure is eliminate memory intensive operations you don't need, like "recent items" since that is handled already within OSX.
You don't need launcher, so you can choose to not have that load and instead drag your "launcher items" folder to your dock.
you don't need to show desktop in the background, you don't need to use virtual memory, multiple users or keychain. you don't need speakable items, or web sharing...you know, stuff like that.
you can set up a special extensions manager set to be used when it is classic, and toggle off to the full set if you need to boot from that classic system for some reason.
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