Originally posted by sype
My Classic environment doesn't startup either. If i double-click a MacOS 9 app or start Classic manually, the same thing happens: MacOS 9 boots inside Classic, but as soon as it's completely booted, Classic suddenly disappears, leaving absolutely no trace what so ever!
What's unusual is that the Classic environment loading window doesn't refresh properly. When Classic is starting up, I see the smiling Mac, then the MacOS 9 welcome screen, but the window refreshing stops there... I don't see the extensions loading or the Finder appearing... I have to click the small triangle to hide and show the small Classic screen to update the display. If I hit the triangle repeatedly, I can see the extensions loading and even my MacOS 9 desktop appear... But as soon as the desktop is completely visible, the Classic app quits without any sign of trouble...
Bottom line : I can't use the Classic environment on my PowerBook G3 FireWire 400, 192MB RAM, planty of hard disk space, no extra stuff added except the AirPort card.
I had the same problem & got it down to two extensions. Action Gomac & VNC Server. Other people have apparantly had problems with USB overdrive but it works fine for me.Originally posted by tavman
The classic environment, begins to load, I get the windows with the mac smiling in it, and then just closes?
what am i doing wrong?
i have mac os 9 installed on a second partition.
Originally posted by Pascal
I have read elsewhere that a Mac OS 9 installed from the mirror CD that came with the Mac is a sure fire way to have a crashy Classic in OS X. Some say that the safest way to have a stable Classic layer is to install OS 9 from scratch. (I'm not sure I am being clear, although I cannot find a better way to say it...)
Also, in the TILs, it is written that a crash of the Classic layer is bound to happen if one has a third party virtual memory manager installed (such as RAM doubler) : it confliect with OS X's virtual memory management. The solution is to un-install them before booting in OS X.