installing an OS9 application in OSX

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  1. flat6 macrumors regular

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    I have an OS9 app that when I try to install, starts up the OS9 environment as an application in OSX. Then, during the installation, it tells me all other programs must be quit. At which point it tries to quit OSX's Finder, fails to do so, and then the whole installation halts.

    So... how does one exactly shut down Finder?

    Or how would I install this thing?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    COMMAND-ALT-ESCAPE will give you a list of running apps that can be force quit. Before you do this though, tell us what you're trying to install and someone may have a workaround. :)
     
  3. flat6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So you can quit OSX :eek: I always thought of Finder as OSX, basically. Must be thinking about that wrong.

    Edit: You can't... it just says relaunch for Finder.

    It's CAChe, a molecular modeling app.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well OSX is the combination of code that runs your computer whereas the Finder is the interface between you and your files. You can quit the Finder, but you can't stop OSX (well, not without shutting down :p ).

    Edit: sorry, you're right, you can only re-launch it. :eek:
     
  5. flat6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmmm... OK. Is there a way to boot into OS9 Classic? Then I'd install, and restart, which I'm guessing would then automatically boot back into the default OSX.
     
  6. flat6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hahaa, I hope this 2002 article isn't true....

    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,3959,431382,00.asp

    Edit: Curses

    http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2002/sep/10macosx.html
    Alright you smart people, what's the workaround :D
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Type this (or copy) into Terminal.



    To start Finder again, click on its icon in the dock. :)


    Bah, sorry, I meant Terminal, not Finder. :eek:
     
  8. flat6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cool. But... where in Finder do I type it in?
     
  9. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    You don't type it into Finder, you type it into Terminal. Terminal is in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder. osascript is the Terminal command for running AppleScripts, which is what 'tell app "Finder" to quit' is. BTW, the command that mad jew gave works just fine. I typed this whole message without Finder running.
     
  10. flat6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Gah... that command worked, but then the installation abruptly quits and restarts Finder.

    Thanks anyway. For now. This shall be attempted again, but an Organic Chemistry midterm beckons.
     
  11. louis_sx macrumors regular

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    do you have a slower machine you can pop the drive into, boot into OS 9, and then install the app?
     
  12. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    If it's just Finder, then use something like TinkerTool to add Quit Finder to your Finder menu:
     

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