Renaming the "System" Folder?

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

  1. Reigner macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2007
    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


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Very Very bad idea.
    Do not rename or move any of the OSX system-created folders.
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    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


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    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

    Dec 22, 2007
    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

    Oct 30, 2007
    Christmas Island
    No. OS X does not work the same way as OS 9 did. That much should be evident.

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