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OS 9 OS X Switching - Beware
Authored by: drool_rockworm on Jan 27, '02 03:35:11PM


OF defines a path to the booter on the boot device, specified as //;tbxi for both 9 and X

System Disk 2.X predates this current architecture.

System Disk 2.x doesn't necessarily respect the path to boot device shown on a new world machine. The machine hangs. The machine most likely has a USB keyboard

Reboots won't reset the NVRAM. no key combo will help if you can't recognize the keyboard.

OF is frozen - unable to find the booter and hand over. The only way to reset the NVRAM is to open the machine and press the Cuda button or later substitute on UMA-1 or UMA-2 machines.

Never use on a current G4/Mystic/Tangent/Quicksilver. Resetting OF variables from the OF prompt might get you out of trouble.

This is the only one of two or three situations where software can mess up your firmware. I have seen men in tears over this one.

Try Startup Disk... article 120024 in the kbase or version in 9.2.2 update.

That is safe.

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