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 ).
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 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.