Jaguar install

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
SO reading the boards in here the overall consenses in that it is better to (back up disk) do a disk initialize and the clean install of Jag. After it is installed I should install OS 9.2.2.

Is this the best way? Secondly, my drive is partitioned in three. Should I install Jag in fist partitiion and the install OS 9.2.2 in a separate partition? <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />


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    i would erase and install. as for which partition to put things on, not sure myself, maybe somone else out there knows?

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    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    You should probably put 9.2 on the smaller partition just because you'll use it less and less as time goes along. I don't think it makes any difference if it's the first or second partition as long as your computer isn't too old (new world ROM and newer should be fine. If you can select a start up disk by holding the option key, you're ok.)

    Some would argue about the utility of even having separate partitions. I personally like having a second partition just because it makes back up easier. HTH.
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    I quite agree with Tori's response; in fact, unless you have an old beige G3 with an upgraded harddrive, I would venture to say that there's no practical reason to have multiple partitions on a Mac at all. The beige G3's require OS X to be installed in the first 8GB of the harddrive.

    As an aside, I will note that I installed 10.2 over-top of a 10.1.5 installation on a DP500 at the office, and have had no discernable problems with it. But then, it's quite probable that I'm in the minority there... Oddly, I seem to get passed over by a great many technical glitches that plague others. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
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