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Dual Boot SSW 6 and 7 on same drive but different partitions?


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I know it's possible to do so.

 

I'd like to dual boot 6.0.8 and 7.0.1 on my SE/30. Maybe even 7.5.5.

 

I've done so on my Quadra 700, however I was having some troubles. This was done on an SCSI2SD and will be done on one in the SE/30 also.

 

On my Quadra, I made two partitions, each 500 MB. I installed 7.0.1 on one and 7.6.1 on the other. One was named 7.0.1 and the other... 7.6.1. Now, I restart the machine (Was installed by CD). It boots to 7.0.1. Cool, that works. Now I play around a little, and then switch the startup disk to 7.6.1. But wait, both disks are highlighted in startup disk? I ignored this and selected 7.6.1. Restart. Boots to 7.0.1... again.

 

I'm going to guess the same issue will happen on my SE/30. First of all, is this even possible? I would assume it is... but secondly, what did I do wrong?

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Easier? All you need to do is install the system picker CDEV, (easy to find and use), then copy 7.6.1 to the 7.0.1 partition renaming it system 7.6 so it has a different name then drag and drop. Make sure you pick a SSW in system picker, and you are good to go!

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Well easier as in I've got the partitions ready.

 

I'll try it out if nobody replies! So that's it?

 

This is what I think your supposed to do

 

Initialize as one partition

Install 7.0.1

Rename 7.0.1 folder to xxx

 

Clean install 7.5.5

Rename to xxx (optional)

 

Install sys picker?

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Sorry to necropost. Was there ever a utility to prevent System 7 from automatically rebuilding the desktop every time you switch to it from System 6? I seem to recall hearing about this but I can't for the life of me remember what it was called.

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7 hours ago, werdna said:

Was there ever a utility to prevent System 7 from automatically rebuilding the desktop every time you switch to it from System 6?

Yes there was!

 

7 hours ago, werdna said:

...I can't for the life of me remember what it was called.

Neither can I. A vague memory says something about Desktop Manager?? That might be it, actually, but can't remember.

 

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Yes, you guys are thinking of the Desktop Manager, which was part of AppleShare Server for System 6. It was quasi-experimental at the time, and introduced the split Desktop DB/DF files that were later a part of System 7.0 in 1991.

 

Some threads about it:

https://macgui.com/usenet/?group=14&id=48013

https://macgui.com/usenet/?group=14&id=47729

https://macgui.com/usenet/?group=14&id=14819

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