Archive and install question

quigleybc

macrumors 68030
Original poster
Hi

I did an arhive and install with Tiger when it came out,

Everything is working fine, my question is about the "previous sytems" folder that is created after the archive and install.

The folder takes up way too much disc space and i would like to burn it to a dvd just in case, and then trash the folder.

I am able to trash the folder, after entering my admin password, But when I try to burn the folder, i get this message:

"Burning the disc failed because one or more items in "Untitled DvD" could not be read.

"/Previous Systems.localized/Previous System 1/sbin/init"cannot be read.

My dvd is then shot out at me in disgust.

What's the deal?

I am hesitant to just trash it, even though my current system is running flawlessly.

Suggestions? :eek:
 

Applespider

macrumors G4
If your system is working flawlessly then feel free to trash it (I certainly have!) ;)

It's more there in case there are any apps that had stored things in the System folders which don't work properly after the archive. Things like the Adobe Unit Types that stopped files opening when being dropped on the icon etc.
 

zelmo

macrumors 603
Jul 3, 2004
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Mac since 7.5
Applespider said:
If your system is working flawlessly then feel free to trash it (I certainly have!) ;)

It's more there in case there are any apps that had stored things in the System folders which don't work properly after the archive. Things like the Adobe Unit Types that stopped files opening when being dropped on the icon etc.
So that is what is preventing Photoshop from (launching then) opening a file when I drag it's icon onto the app in my Dock? (PS launches, I just have to use the menubar to open the file I want). I haven't trashed my previous system folder yet, so how do I fix this?
 

Mac_Freak

macrumors 6502a
Apr 22, 2005
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Applespider said:
It's more there in case there are any apps that had stored things in the System folders which don't work properly after the archive. Things like the Adobe Unit Types that stopped files opening when being dropped on the icon etc.
I was able to use Spotlight to find and copy that Adobe Unit Types. :)

Without that I was getting a message just after PS opened that some file was missing from "Application Support" folder, which was kind of strange because that file was in Library/ScriptingAdditions folder.
 

reubs

macrumors 68000
Jun 22, 2006
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Sorry to pull this back from the dead, but I have a new questions.

I did an reinstall of X11 the other day (which turns out to have been a mistake and a waste of time anyway), and I did the archive/install option. I lost about 6 GB of the available space I had (10 GB down to about 4GB), but my previous system.localized folder is about 11 GB. I'm not sure why that's so much and I didn't lose more space...

Any ideas?

Thanks much!