I simple OS X question.

I_GOT_A_G4

Registered
When u install it does it earase all of your old applications and prefs from MacOS 9? Mainly i want to know if it reformate you hard drive? Well thanks for the help.
 

endian

Dis Member
No. It moves all your OS9 stuff into a folder (at least the beta did) Installation is really very easy
 

AdmiralAK

Simply Daemonic
You should backup important files and prefs though before you install OS X. Just to be safe :)
 

hELLO wORLD

Registered
I am agree with Admiral that Backup is ALWAYS a good thing, unless you don't have important datas...

I am sure Apple will provide documentation and information on your problem in the Mac OS X box...
 

billbaloney

House pianist
I've backed up and wiped several times now, going through the various builds -- make sure to back up! Let yourself start with a clean partition. Although it's not necessary, it greatly increases your chances of leading a normal life post-install.

Matt
 

dilvish

Registered
What's a good approach if you have two drives? Keep 9.1 on one drive and X on the other? Any issues changing startup drives with that kind of config? Or should I plan on partitioning both drives?

I have a 30G drive waiting to be installed - it'd be nice to have a plan going in...
 

billbaloney

House pianist
Originally posted by dilvish
Or should I plan on partitioning both drives?
Hmm...I don't think you need to partition both drives. If it's convenient to keep a 9.1 system on one and X on the other, that would make sense to me. Startup Disk, which switches between bootable volumes, will scan your SCSI and other ports, so it will find other physical drives as well.

Any dissenting opinions?
 

billbaloney

House pianist
Startup Disk will scan all drives that are compatible. That's important. I don't have 100% confidence in X's ability to recognize non-standard hardware...at least not yet. Best to check against the list of X-approved devices.
 

monty

Registered
Well, we have OS 9.1 on our 30 gig drive and MacOS X PB on our 20 gig drive. apples new startup disk control panel (the one in 9.1) has no probllem switching and will even let you pick what system folder on the same disk to boot off.

peter
 
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