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Another solution (for some) to installing Palm Desktop
Authored by: duckfeet on Aug 24, '05 06:48:55PM
One thing that people haven't pointed out but became obvious reading the above messages:

If you have partitioned your hard drive (as I have) and tend to install applications on a partition separate from Tiger you WILL have these problems.

The Palm installer allows you to install Palm Desktop anywhere you choose (rather than limiting you to your Tiger partition, as it should) it will install important system files on the partition you choose which in my case did not contain Tiger. So naturally, Palm desktop would "throw up" when I tried a hotsync operation.

Make absolutely sure that you are installing to the Applications Folder on your Tiger partition, otherwise you will experience all the same "permission problems" outlined above.

BTW, if you are using Missing Sync, you should re-install it once you have working Palm Desktop/Hotsync combination.

I hope this helps others as I spent a hell of a lot of time trying to get my Palm to work with Tiger. It seems obvious now, but no where have I seen this explained.

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