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Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by irmongoose, Aug 31, 2002.
Quick poll: How did you/plan to install Jag?
Purchased a new computer with it preinstalled. This isn't an option in the poll but should be.
So far I've installed it on my older Sawtooth G4 by doing a full install on the second harddrive, leaving OS9 on the first one.
It went smoothly - except for the damn issues I'm having with the Linksys Router.....
I took this opportunity to back up all my files on an external drive and wipe my hard drive. Since OS X has come "of age" I decided it's no longer necessary to have separate partitions for OS 9 and OS X. So far, it has proved beneficial for me. I gained about 1 gig of space, my internet connection now works in Classic, and classic loads in a fraction of the time (no old extensions bogging it down.)
I usually make it a point to start from scratch every two or three years; sort of like a spring cleaning, if you will (not to be confused with that lousy Aladdin product ).
Erase and install.
Nothing like a fresh start on a new OS install.
sometimes its damn obvious who the switchers are.
Heh...reinstalling Windows everytime your PC starts crapping out scars you for life.
I never feel comfortable with an upgrade install...
If I get Jaguar for Dec. 25 I'll do a complete erase, then I will reinstall everything. I want the most out of ALL my computers.
I plan to erase and then keep all of my files on a Firewire disk then as I need them I will add them to the hard disk, therefore only bring back the files I need and saving space.
A clean format and new install for me, that's the way I have allways installed new OS's and that the way I allways plan to.
I think this way you ensure a faster, cleaner and more stable system, which is what we all want at the end of the day.
I did an upgrade and its slow, which suck, I wanted a b00st!!!!
The Archive and Install option worked well, especially considering I had the initial developer preview on my 2nd hard drive in my G3/400.
Everything seems to be working so far and the installation was surprisingly quick.
1st CD-ROM: 23 minutes
2nd CD-ROM: 13 minutes
dialup download of security update: 23 min.
I upgraded the Ultra2 SCSI drive and got much different times.
1st: 83 minutes
2nd: 19 minutes
40-some minutes seemed to be spent on determining what was already there.
The only thing really different that I've noticed is that the 3D effects seem rather shallow in contrast to 10.1.5.
Reformat and install
I built it from scratch. I backed up everything to about 40 cd-rs, and then tried to reformat with UFS as the file system. DO NOT do this. After instaaling it once and a few new apps, i tried to install photoshop, and it does not like UFS.
Anyway, no OS 9 on there for me. I just have to figure out how to install Suitcase w/o OS 9. It won't let me so far. Ideas?
I like to reformat my drive once a year or so. The OS runs SOOOO much faster and I got rid of all the crap on my machine. I used to only have 6 gigs free, i now have 23 with everything on the system i need.