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Why do this?
Authored by: dm2243 on Sep 01, '02 10:00:18PM

What's the advantage of having OS 9 on a disk image as opposed to a small partition? Speed? Stability? Performance?



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Authored by: deleted_user18 on Sep 02, '02 12:46:47AM

To get rid of the small partition you have to reformat your harddisc. To ged rid of the disk image you just put it in the trashcan.

Classic is dead and this makes life easier with software that still does need it for install.



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Authored by: Sven G on Sep 02, '02 02:50:44AM

No particular advantage from a performance point of view (at least AFAIK); it just might make things a little more "ordered" (for example, no visible OS 9 System Folder at the roor of your hard drive)- and, above all, it feels somewhat "geeky" to have Classic load in a manner similar to Virtual PC (an entire OS on a disk image) and make it depend on OS X for it's "existence" (no autonomous booting)...



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Authored by: Sven G on Sep 02, '02 02:52:48AM

... Damn! Root, not "roor"... :-)



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Authored by: houchin on Sep 03, '02 10:47:05PM

The best reason I can see for doing this is dealing with the installation of Carbon apps that want to set themselves up to run both in X and in 9. The Adobe apps are good examples. They put all of their application support stuff in your OS 9 Application Support folder, then put aliases in the OS X folder. If you were to delete your OS 9 system folder, you'd loose a lot of stuff.

With your Classic folder in a disk image, you can ensure that it's not mounted when you install any Carbon application, and keep the OS 9 system clean for just use as Classic.



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