Who's reformatting for Jaguar?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by mmmdreg, Aug 26, 2002.


Reformat for Jaguar? Yay or Nay?

  1. Yay

    18 vote(s)
  2. Nay

    8 vote(s)
  1. mmmdreg macrumors 65816


    Apr 14, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
  2. JupiterZen macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    Reality Maingrid 23 Subjunction 42A
    Re: Who's reformatting for Jaguar?

    The kinky Jaguar box sits next to me, and I am not sure. I have read that a fresh install will help to prevent problems, but I would like to know some details about it.

    Maybe I'll install it to a second disk.
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    First of all I did the update, but then I decided that I had so many little OSX.1 tweak appz running that would no longer work under X.2 that it would be better (to keep a more stable system) to just wipe it and do a clean install.
  4. Geert macrumors 6502a


    May 28, 2001
    pfff, I hate doing a clean install, although I know it is the best thing to do.
    But that means, start copying all files, ... to discs.
    Install, and then reinstall all files again.
    It'll take weeks before everything is back in place.

    I guess most of you know what I talk about. You install the most important stuff again, and from time to time you say, damn where is that app/file again, then you have to look for it on the back up discs you made.
    I had the same issue with X.1, I did a complete install, and afterward I found myself days/weeks finding out small stuff that had to be copied again.

    But OK, Jag is worth:D
  5. krossfyter macrumors 601


    Jan 13, 2002
    secret city
    so guys tell me... how do i actually uninstall 10.1??...to do a clean install of jag.

    id like some instructions.
  6. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    >(Geert) It'll take weeks before everything is back in place.

    That sounds like an exaggeration.

    fyter, if you want to erase everything from your Hard Drive, assuming you've backed up everything, go to the Disk Utility within the 10.2 CD, select the Hard Drive and format it. I recommend HFS+ and one partition, if possible. If you just want to upgrade to 10.2 (may not optimize the computer's performance), just go through the installer step by step and install. Don't worry about partitions/formatting.

    I thought 10.2 would be easy enough for anyone to figure out. The Jaguar box comes with directions.

    "este vato" :p
  7. krossfyter macrumors 601


    Jan 13, 2002
    secret city
    Oh okay you can do it straight from the jag cd cool man thanks. i dont have jag with me thats why im asking. I figured it came with instructions but I wasnt sure so for good measure i was asking on here. Thanks though. Im getting jag latter today.

    dig it.
  8. Sepulchre macrumors member

    May 27, 2002
    I just installed it as an upgrade, not always the best option but its been running fine for 3 weeks now (ADC).

    Try an upgrade installation if you find your having problems then backup all your work and do a clean install.
  9. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2001
    Here's my problem....maybe you guys have the answer.

    When I bought my iBook, it had both OS 9 and OS X. I have both updated to the current status...except for OS X.2. My question is....can I clean install OS X.2 and still have my OS 9. My reason for keeping OS 9 is because certain applications still are not OS X native. I've heard I could just upgrade it but I also heard that it's better to do the clean install...I want both OS 9.2.2 and OS X.2....is this possible and if so, how can I do it?:confused:
  10. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2002
    Hong Kong
    installing 10.2 will not mess with your 9.2.2 unless you decide to reformat your drive..

    just doing a clean install wont cause any troubles with 9...have fun with jag!

    (w00t! my 600th post!)
  11. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2001
    Don't mind my stupidity but I thought you had to reformat your HD in order to do a clean install?
  12. sparkleytone macrumors 68020


    Oct 28, 2001
    Greensboro, NC
    i just backed up what i wanted and needed to the pc i have sitting in my room collecting dust. hey, its got 100GB of space, might as well use it for something.

    as far as the guy with the iBook goes...i would recommend backing up everything you have to an external source. then, partition your drive for an OS 9 and an OS X partition. You should only need like 3GB at most for OS 9. Install 9 on the small partition and then install OS X.

    all the threads of yay or nay for partitions, and this is the reason i always partition. I can always use my second partition for backups and such, and my MP3s never get lost. partitions are absolutely great to have.
  13. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2001
    How do I partition my drive?

    EDIT: Nevermind....I figured it out. Thanks, though.
  14. Backtothemac macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2002
    San Destin Florida
    I did not, but I am going to. I have decided to go for it after all, not worry about the upgrade CD, and use a full install.

    Tis better to be clean that dirty ;)

    Well, sometimes its better to be dirty
  15. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Apple's clean install option has nothing to do with formatting your hard drive. It renames the "System" folder similar to what it did in Mac OS 7.x, 8.x, 9.x.
  16. MacBandit macrumors 604


    Aug 9, 2002
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
    I would and will on my current computer. I am letting Apple format and install and ship me the whole shebang as one with a new computer.
  17. SilvorX macrumors 68000


    May 24, 2002
    'Toba, Canada
    i wont reformat cuz i dont even have a mac yet, but i'dd probably upgrade (so i wouldnt have to backup...hopefully) if i did have a mac right now
  18. awrc macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2002
    Milwaukee, WI
    Reformatting? I bought a whole new drive for it (one of the WD 120GB drives with the 8MB cache) about a month ago, installed it and put a minimal OS X 10.1.5 setup (OS, mail, browser, not much else) on it, and basically just waited for Jaguar.

    Saved all the trouble of reinstalling everything twice. I've got it split into a 70MB main partition and a 50MB workspace/scratch disk.

    So now I've got the 100MB/8MB WD that used to be in the machine in a Granite FireVue Firewire enclosure and dedicated entirely to iTunes, the old 100MB/2MB WD that was a secondary drive in the machine in an older Firewire enclosure and partitioned purely to provide "clean" boot installs of OS 9 and OS X (as well as backup partitions for my wife and myself), and the 80GB Seagate that actually came in the machine sitting idle (since it really didn't like being in a Firewire enclosure for some reason). It'll probably end up in my Linux everthing-server box if I can establish whether the BIOS'll recognize a drive that large.
  19. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia

    i'll be formating, and partitioning. no wait, i've already installed. so i have formatted and partitioned. & everything seems good so far.:D
  20. Edge100 macrumors 68000

    May 14, 2002
    Where am I???
    I'll be doing a wipe-and-install on my iBook but not on my iMac. This is simply because I can backup the iBook's 10GB to the iMac, but I cant back up the iMac's 40GB to the iBook!

    The two machines are identically configured (AFAIK) so we'll really be able to see if one method is preferable to another.
  21. tjwett macrumors 68000


    May 6, 2002
    Brooklyn, NYC
    i'd like to wipe the drive and not even install 9 at all. it's the only way i'll fully commit to X. by force! hey, 300 posts and it's my birthday! yipee!!!
  22. MacUser1 macrumors 6502


    Aug 23, 2001
    archive and install

    i did an archive and install on my computer. but, soon enough I'm going to get a 40 GB internal HD for my powerbook and just put Jaguar on it, no OS 9!!!! :) :)
  23. JupiterZen macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    Reality Maingrid 23 Subjunction 42A
    Well, I just went for the wipe and install procedure on my dual 800. Installation went just fine, but while the finder was starting the first time, it gave me a bad crash. With the white letters on black just messing up the nice Aqua ;-(

    It rebooted just fine and is working good now, just wondering where that crash came from.

    Anybody else have had a similar experience?

  24. mc68k macrumors 68000


    Apr 16, 2002
    Reformatting is a must for a new OS, unless you care nothing about your machine.

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