Renaming the "System" Folder?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Reigner, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Reigner macrumors newbie

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    I have renamed System Folders from Mac OS 8.6 to OS 9.2.2 and they can boot without a problem,making it possible to keep three systems on my G3 "Lombard" (10.4.11, 9.2.2, 8.6). I would like to know if it is possible to rename any of the Mac OS X System Folders (10.0.x to 10.4.x) and still make it possible to boot from.

    I'd appreciate any help.
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Very Very bad idea.
    Do not rename or move any of the OSX system-created folders.
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    i think you mean you have renamed your hard drive (grey hard disk icon) before which is fine. but DO NOT rename your System folder (blue folder with 'X' on it). i dont think you can even rename the system folder with Admin permissions without heading into terminal or enabling root.
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    You're much better off partitioning your drive if you want to boot multiple Mac OS X versions on it. That's what I did when I wanted to dual-boot Leopard and Tiger on a PPC iMac.
     
  5. Reigner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Actually, I haven't renamed the internal HD in the time I've had it. The Only thing I have renamed is the OS 9.2.2 and 8.6 System Folders, which the G3 recognizes as Blessed System folders regardless of their name.

    I may have phrased the question wrong. Here's a rephrase:

    Can an OS X-bootable PowerBook recognize an OS X System Folder as a blessed System folder, regardless of the name?

    I may have to experiment with an older version to do this.
     
  6. deathshrub macrumors 6502

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    No. OS X does not work the same way as OS 9 did. That much should be evident.
     

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