Is It Possible To Uninstall?

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  1. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

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    Is it possible for me to uninstall Mac OS 9 on my Tiger system? I've it installed the other time to run a program but now that my system is really slow and i need to free some space, is it possible for me to uninstall Classic?
     
  2. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    I thought you could just drag the Classic Apps and System folder into the trash, but I just tried that and apparently it didn't work.
     
  3. randas macrumors member

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    You sure that dosent work? Im preety sure that how I UnInstalled OS9 on my iBook
     
  4. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    That's how I've always done it as well, but I don't think that's the right way to uninstall CLASSIC, I think that's how to uninstall OS 9 if you have them both installed.
     
  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    What makes you think it didn't work? Did you get an error? What did it say?
     
  6. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    It said that the system folder was in use. I am able to delete the Applications folder, however, by supplying my system password.
     

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  7. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Try this in the terminal:

    sudo mv /System\ Folder/ ~/.Trash/

    You'll have to enter an admin password.
     
  8. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    Joe be scared. :) Idk what it is, but I am just scared to type unknown segments of code into the terminal...especially ones containing the words "trash" and "system".
     
  9. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I used mv to move the folder instead of deleting it. It takes the System Folder (which is OS 9 as oposed to System which is OS X) and moves it to the trash bin (yes the same trash bin in your dock). Nothing is getting deleted until you empty the trash bin.
     
  10. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    OK ,thanks. That worked. The only thing is, when I emptied the trash it refused to delete the font "Veranda" for some reason.
     
  11. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe it's in use? I don't see how or why? Try a restart. Then a secure empty trash.

    If not, we can go back to the trusty terminal:

    rm -rf ~/.Trash/*

    This removes all files in you trash. The r mean recursively (incase there are folders). The f means do it forcefully and ignore common errors.
     
  12. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    Hmm...I just tried to empty the trash again and it worked..its all gone. :)
     
  13. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Nice to see it worked.
     
  14. DarkNetworks thread starter macrumors 68000

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    For future reference, slap this smiley with your cursor. :)
     

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