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10.3: Fix broken Panther with Jaguar
Authored by: JKT on Nov 13, '03 02:49:17PM
I chose to follow the "Upgrade" path rather than "archive and install" mainly because of the several third-party enhancements (ASM, Default Folder X, Window Shade) we'd installed to fill some gaps in Jaguar.
Says it all really - disable all third party hacks/haxies and remove all login items under the Login System Prefs prior to an install if you can only do an upgrade!

iMacDV 400MHz, sl DVD-ROM, 10.2.8, 640MB RAM

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Rob's idea of apps in separate partition?
Authored by: Norm Nager on Nov 13, '03 03:50:00PM

Although I did an erase-and-clean install, I now regret that I installed all the applications in the same partition as 10.3 rather than have the wisdom to do what Rob did and install them on another partition. That would make life so much easier the next time one needs to upgrade to another OS version.

1. In doing this, does one simply alias the applications installed on the other partition to the 10.3.1 partition's Applications Folder?
2. If one already has installed all one's apps, as I did, can one drag them over to a folder you create on the other partition and alias them back to the 10.3.1 partition?
3. Does the 2nd partition need to also have Panther as its OS? (My 2nd partition, in addition to storing all my photos, music and documents, has OS 9.2.2 for the rare times I need to open up a pre-OS X program)?

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Rob's idea of apps in separate partition?
Authored by: stewby on Nov 14, '03 02:46:44PM

1. You could, but it would exceedingly tedious. A better idea would be to alias the whole thing as a subfolder of /Applications, or just aliasing it as ~/Applications
2. Hopefully, but not necessarily. Most applications should be well behaved enough to move with no problems, but it's possible that some applications will have stored their path and thus not handle the move well.
3. The second partion needn't have any OS at all

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