Problem running Classic from OS X!!!


Powerbook G3 (Wallstreet) 192MB
2 Partitions OS 9.0.4 and OS X

When trying to start Classic with all users except root I receive an error stating "You are running Classic without superuser(root) privileges. Ensure that TruBlueEnvironment is setuid and owned by root, or re-install Classic."

Sharing is set to Everyone "read and write" on Classic. Can anyone HELP???!!!!


I can HELP!
Yes indeedy, this very same problem has happened to me multiple times. I believe it happens when you go about changing your file permissions. Now, the important thing to understand here is that we're dealing with UNIX. That means that the permissions that you can set through the Inspector window are not the only permissions that exist. There are other ones that you'll need to set through Terminal. So go ahead and open that up, and su to root. Then change to the directory where you have Classic stored. Unless you've moved it, the command will look like this:
cd /applications/
Then you need to change to the directory where TruBlueEnvironment is stored. From the folder where Classic is:
cd /
Then you need to set the file permissions like this:
chmod u+s TruBlueEnvironment
That should get everything back and running in good shape.

[Edited by StormSilver on 01-18-2001 at 09:56 PM]