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02-06-2002, 07:59 AM
In setting up my new computer in OS X, I copied all my files from my old computer including my 9.1 system files. My new computer is running OS X and also has OS 9.2.2. The first time I started a Classic app, the computer started up in 9.1. I thought I could force it to use 9.2.2 by stuffing the 9.1 Finder and System, but then Classic just hangs when I tried this. Is there some pref I can delete to force the system to search for a new Classic system to use? I would then stuff the 9.1 files and start anew.
Going to the classic page in the system prefs doesn't seem to help because it addresses the question of changing Classic when you have different OS 9 systems on different drives or partitions. I managed to get two system OS 9s on one partition.
02-06-2002, 08:22 AM
This sounds like a job for a priest. :)
You need to unbless the 9.1 System Folder. Just drag the System or Finder out of it.
I would drop the whole mess (System Folder and loose finder) into another folder (call it unblessed System Folder if you like) for safekeeping.
To rebless it - just drag the missing piece back inside the System Folder and open it and close it.
**You will probably have to bless the 9.2 system folder as above after you unbless the 9.1.
02-06-2002, 08:34 AM
That is what I tried to do when I stuffed the system and finder of the 9.1 System and renamed the System Folder and buried it in another folder. I then checked Startup Disk and it showed I had a blessed 9.2.2 folder, the 10.1.2 folder and no 9.1 folder.
However, when I try to use Classic in this configuration, it just hangs. the only way I can get Classic to load is to unstuff the 9.1 system and finder. Then Startup disk shows me 3 blessed folders (9.1, 9.2.2, and 10.1.2) and the system picks the 9.1 folder for Classic.
02-06-2002, 08:42 AM
Try it as posted above. The choose the 9.2 from Startup disk and boot from it. Many people have had troubles booting Classic from a system that has never been booted.
Alternatively - boot from a 9 CD. Bless and unbless as above. Then boot from the 9.2 system. Then go back into X. I''m not sure if you can bless a 9 folder from X. If that's true this method should solve the problem.
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