Boot into OS 9 and X at startup on the same partition!

mr_mac_x

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:DHa! That's it! I'm king of the world(well, maybe not...;))!!! I was reading rharder's comment in another thread and it gave me a awsome idea: Could you make a small (I mean 50MB) that had an Alias to a OS 9 system folder on another partition? Then when holding option at startup, it would allow you to select your OS 9 system folder, but they would be together on the same partition :D !

Call me lazy, but I don't want to repartition my drive to find out;)

If someone tries it, I'd like to hear.
 

sithious

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hmmm... interesting idea, but what exactly is the point, apart from being interesting? ;)
would that procedure be of any advantage? why not just partition the 'normal' way?
 

mr_mac_x

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Well, I like having everything on one partition. I also like being able to change OS's at startup. Then again, I never really boot into OS 9 anymore, so it doesn't help me much...

Oh, and normal is relative. I only have one partition on my main drive with OS 9, OS X, and the rest of the world on it. I like not having to care which disk I'm saving to, and which disk my programs are on, and so forth.
 

rharder

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I'm with mr mac. I'd prefer to have everything on one partition. Right now I have a partition just large enough to hold OS 9.1 and the basic apps, but I would have liked to try the mini-partition trick with symbolic links.

-Rob
 
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