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sure you can dual-boot a 17"!
Authored by: weefle on Oct 20, '03 11:48:43AM

I have been dual-booting (Jaguar/Panther DP) a 17" PB for a few months now without any trouble at all. Any time I do an erase & install of a new Panther developer preview on my "Play" partition, I simply make a symbolic link on the Panther partition to my home directory on my "Work" partition, like this:

$ cd /Users
$ sudo mv clayton clayton.old
$ sudo ln -s /Volumes/Work/Users/clayton

Easy as pie, and it's been working like a charm since 7a202.

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sure you can dual-boot a 17"!
Authored by: stewby on Oct 20, '03 11:59:26AM

Just as a warning, that sounds like a pretty iffy procedure to use across major releases. It assumes that Panther doesn't use any preference files or caches from ~/Library differently than Jaguar. I would be very careful about allowing Panther to write to any system files that you need to have working later in Jaguar.

I've used that system when testing minor updates (10.2.x), and it's great for that. I'd just be careful of depending on that system to always work for testing a different major release (even if it has been working so far).

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