systemworks boot problem

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by chibianh, May 29, 2002.

  1. chibianh macrumors 6502a

    chibianh

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    #1
    Anyone else having trouble booting from the norton system works 2 cd? I have a ti800 and I get an error when booting from a cd.. on my brother's ti550, it boots just fine.
     
  2. AlphaTech macrumors 601

    AlphaTech

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    Re: systemworks boot problem

    I use a modified OS installed cd with all the utilities on it for booting mine. It will boot your system into OS 9 and then allow you to run the utilities as well as reinstall the OS if you need to.

    To make such a cd, boot into OS 9.x, make an image of the OS 9 installer cd that came with your TiBook (make sure it is read/writeable). Mount the image and then install NSW onto the cd. You can also just move the items off of the NSW cd onto the new cd, just make sure that you move the items from the system folder as well. I typically install the utility onto a live system, set the preferences as I want them and then move the parts to the cd image. THAT way, it is already configured as I like it, and I can avoid the dialog boxes that I don't want to have crop up.
     
  3. chibianh thread starter macrumors 6502a

    chibianh

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    Heya Alpha,

    I tried what you told me and it didn't boot off the cd. I restarted the computer holding down the 'c' key and a disk with a blinking question mark showed up. Here's what I did and see if I did anything wrong.

    I booted into OS9 and put in the OS9 Installer cd. I made a disk image of that CD. I put in the Norton Systemworks CD and moved the Norton Systemworks folder over to the disk image. I also dragged all the system folder contents from the NSW cd onto the disk image. It asked if I want to replace the older content with the newer content. I clicked no. I then rebooted into OSX and burned the image.

    I tried seveveral times, replacing the system folder contents, among other things. It still boots with a blinking question mark. I'm running out of blank disks so I just wanted to see if you had any other suggestions.

    thanks man

    Anh
     
  4. AlphaTech macrumors 601

    AlphaTech

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    #4
    One... you need to use Toast to do the burn since Apple's disk burning software doesn't have the bootable option (which Toast does).

    Two, DON'T do the entire system folder, JUST the parts that NSW needs (preference and extension items NOT the entire folders).
     

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