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Re: No good idea
Authored by: deleted_user18 on Oct 15, '02 01:27:35AM

If you have to repair your system - boot into OS X single user mode.

Therese no need for OS 9 "if something goes wrong".

I think everybody should learn to fix problems using the Unix-side of Macs, because OS 9 is soon gone.

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Re: No good idea
Authored by: Air Mapster on Oct 15, '02 02:20:51PM
As a unix guy, I would fully agree with this if OS X were up to the task. Unfortunately, Darwin's fsck still misses problems that OS 9's Disk First Aid will catch and fix. Plus, Disk Warrior does better than both of them and it's OS 9 only (Apple really should talk to Alsoft about buying the Disk Warrior technology to integrate it into fsck and a graphical OS X tool). So any time OS X panics or crashes (it's only happened to me about 5 times in the last year, but that's enough to warrant extra measures), I boot into OS 9 and check the partition. I like to be paranoid about the integrity of my data. ;-)

Yeah, I could boot off of a CD, but that's not always handy when you're out and about with a notebook. I have other reasons for liking separate partitions too (probably goes back to my unix roots of having separate filesystems for different parts of the system), but perhaps I should have stressed that this hint is only useful if you want to do it. Nobody's saying you should. ;-)

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