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I Want To Eliminate Os9 From Osx
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I WAS the One
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May 4, 2003, 01:49 AM
 
ok, here is the thing, I now have two internal drives, one with OS 9.2.2 and the other with OS 10.2, the one with jaguar also have os9... how I uninstall the os 9 from the os x HD? I just want separate drives with separate OSs!
I dont want OS 9 on my OSX HD, just OSX in one drive and OS9 in the other, I already have OS9 on the slave one, and it boots and everything... but now, I have 10.2 and 9.2.2 in the other drive, see my problem? help please!

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May 4, 2003, 02:10 AM
 
This is downright easy to do. Just trash the System Folder (not System) and Applications (OS 9) folder that are on your OS X drive.
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May 4, 2003, 11:06 AM
 
I don't see the point.
     
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May 4, 2003, 01:03 PM
 
it says I can do that because it have "roots"?
explain that one
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May 4, 2003, 01:04 PM
 
I mean CAN'T not can...sorry for the typo

"it says I can't do that because it have "roots"?"
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May 4, 2003, 01:28 PM
 
Please do some research before posting. This exact same question comes up just about every week, and the answers are always the same.
     
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May 4, 2003, 05:08 PM
 
Originally posted by I WAS the One:
I mean CAN'T not can...sorry for the typo

"it says I can't do that because it have "roots"?"
Get Info on the System Folder, then change the permissions from system to you, then you can delete it. Same with the Applications (Mac OS 9) folder.
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May 4, 2003, 05:24 PM
 
Originally posted by I WAS the One:
I mean CAN'T not can...sorry for the typo

"it says I can't do that because it have "roots"?"
As long as you know for certain what you're doing, you can move/rename/delete files till your heart's content in OS 9. OS 9 completely disregards UNIX file permissions.
BTW, if you haven't already trashed OS 9, I'd recommend keeping it around. It really doesn't take up that much space, and can be really helpful if you run into OS X issues.
     
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May 4, 2003, 06:03 PM
 
Mac OS 9.
Mac OS X.

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May 4, 2003, 06:30 PM
 
Sounds like you need to go to Home Depot and buy yourself some root remover.
     
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May 4, 2003, 09:16 PM
 
Originally posted by wataru:
Please do some research before posting. This exact same question comes up just about every week, and the answers are always the same.
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May 4, 2003, 10:17 PM
 
I change the ownership and all, and I still cant do it!
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May 5, 2003, 12:05 AM
 
Odd. Startup from an OS 9 CD if available, then delete those folders...or type:

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sudo rm -rf
and then drag the folder you want deleted after typing the command, then hit enter. be sure to have a space after the '-rf'.
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May 5, 2003, 01:38 AM
 
Originally posted by OptimusG4:
Odd. Startup from an OS 9 CD if available, then delete those folders...or type:

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sudo rm -rf
and then drag the folder you want deleted after typing the command, then hit enter. be sure to have a space after the '-rf'.
Be really careful with rm -rf. Specifically, make sure no extra spaces or returns get in the command. Worst case scenario if you screw up with rm -rf - you could erase your hard disk plus all other disks that are in your Mac at the time...

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May 5, 2003, 09:32 AM
 
so,it is cool to start up with os9 and then trash the folders from os x disk? with any problem?
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May 5, 2003, 09:35 AM
 
Originally posted by I WAS the One:
so,it is cool to start up with os9 and then trash the folders from os x disk? with any problem?
It won't be a problem.

Except that you're losing a nice backup OS in case something goes wrong, etc., and there's really no point in trashing OS 9.
     
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May 5, 2003, 02:00 PM
 
Why you say Im losing a nice back up? I mean, I have OS9 on the other disk, and its full functional, I feel more confortable working in the OS9 booting from it than using classic, in fact, I never use classic, so, why do I have to let it on my OSX drive? Its like having two folders of a same thing in the same place.. I mean, 2 applications mac os 9 folders,and 2 system folders, see? why bother?

and if anything goes bad, I can use the restore folder right? or Im wrong?

anyone?
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May 5, 2003, 02:21 PM
 
Why not boot from an OS disk of sometype and just remove the OS 9 system folder from there
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May 5, 2003, 03:08 PM
 
done!

nothing weird happens

everything's cool

Im happy now.

Both drives, two OSs, different brains, one machine HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!

its aliveeeee

its aliveeeeee!!!!


HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAA

(thanx for every advice, gang!!!)
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May 5, 2003, 03:25 PM
 
If I trash OS 9, can I still use Classic in OSX?
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May 5, 2003, 03:34 PM
 
yes, just go to classic in preference panel, and select the system folder you want to start classic from.. that is what I did.. and works!
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May 6, 2003, 06:22 PM
 
Originally posted by PeterClark2002:
If I trash OS 9, can I still use Classic in OSX?
You have to have a local install of OS 9 somewhere to be able to use Classic. If you delete OS 9, then you can't use Classic. It will start up and ask you to find the OS 9 System Folder.
     
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May 6, 2003, 07:06 PM
 
I mean... open classic in the preferences panel, and then select the OS 9 system folder from the other hard disk that have os 9 installed.
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May 6, 2003, 08:14 PM
 
Originally posted by I WAS the One:
Why you say Im losing a nice back up? I mean, I have OS9 on the other disk, and its full functional, I feel more confortable working in the OS9 booting from it than using classic, in fact, I never use classic, so, why do I have to let it on my OSX drive? Its like having two folders of a same thing in the same place.. I mean, 2 applications mac os 9 folders,and 2 system folders, see? why bother?

and if anything goes bad, I can use the restore folder right? or Im wrong?

anyone?
I must've midread your first post about this. I thought you were completely removing OS 9. No problems in what you're doing.
     
   
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