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Fixing Classic startup failures of type [4] or [22] Classic
OK, big Classic startup problem on my 800 MHz iBook. Hit 'Start'. Get instant '...failed [22]' error message. Boots OK from OS 9 so that's not the problem. Standard select OS 9 startup disk, start classic, reselect OS X startup disk fails because Classic cannot start. Disk Utility - Repair Permissions. No help. The logs in Console talk about trying to load something past end of file - sounds like corruption to me. Sometimes it gives [4] as the error code instead.

Read the rest of the article for my solution...

Here's what worked:
  1. Went to my iMac (333 MHz). Made a .dmg copy of /System -> Library -> CoreServices -> Classic by dragging it on to Disk Copy.

  2. Moved the .dmg file to the iBook and mounted it.

  3. Dragged "Classic Startup" out of the mounted .dmg and in to my Home directory.

  4. Restarted the iBook in OS 9.

  5. Swapped the corrupted /System -> Library -> CoreServices -> Classic for the one imported from the iMac.

  6. Restarted in OS X.

  7. Opened Terminal.

  8. Get to the right directory:
     % cd /System/Library/CoreServices/
  9. Permissions on the new "Classic" are drwxrwxrwx, owner is me, group is admin. Must change!

  10. Change group to wheel (this removes the need to put the pathname in quotes).
     % sudo chgrp -R wheel Classic\
  11. Remove write permissions for 'others':
    sudo chmod -R o-w Classic\
  12. Remove write permissions for 'group':
    sudo chmod -R g-w Classic\
  13. Change owner to root (system):
    sudo chown -R root Classic\
  14. Permissions should now be drwxr-xr-x, with owner as root, group as wheel.

  15. Trying to start Classic now will give you the complaint about not having superuser powers, so one more thing to do ... more directory hunting:
    cd Contents/Resources
  16. Add setuid for root to TruBlueEnvironment:
    sudo chmod u+s TruBlueEnvironment
Now Classic starts!!!!

Some notes: No, I don't know if the fix is permanent, and I do not know that nothing else remains messed up. Yes, there are probably shorter ways of doing this, but I only know so much UNIX. Also, Classic Startup on the iMac was v. 1.7.1 versus 1.7.3 originally on the iBook - don't know yet if this will be a problem. Next time I install OS X, I'll make a .dmg of Classic Startup before I do anything else! Lastly, both machines were running 10.2.3.
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cd in step 15
Authored by: staticbird47 on Jan 15, '03 07:59:56PM

Step 15 produces a no such file or directory error....????

Did you leave something out?

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Step 15
Authored by: audoctor on Jan 16, '03 04:21:21PM

Oops! Should be:

cd Classic\\

...and this of course assumes that you are still in the /System/Library/CoreServices directory

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Step 15
Authored by: audoctor on Jan 16, '03 04:29:04PM

and yes, that should be one slash after the word Classic.

(The message preview on this site doesn't work as expected - one slash gets no slashes in the preview. Two slashes gets one in preview, two in actual post.)

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still reporting no directory
Authored by: staticbird47 on Jan 16, '03 11:44:44PM

cd Classic\\ returns a

No such file or directory.......still

I am in the System/Library/CoreServices when I type the above commands.

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still reporting no directory
Authored by: staticbird47 on Jan 16, '03 11:53:53PM

one slash fixes it.....

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