[X Newbies] Diskwarrior and OS X

Scott j-scotty at attbi.com
Tue Dec 3 02:06:16 PST 2002

On Monday, December 2, 2002, at 09:56 AM, Albert W D'Amanda wrote:

> On Monday, December 2, 2002, at 12:36 PM, TheMacintoshLady wrote:
>>> This doesn't affect me now, but what will happen when I buy a 
>>> machine that
>>> only
>>> runs X?
>> All this means is that you boot from another source. Always been like
>> that with disk repair utilities.
> Hello Again
> I believe what is being referred to here is that Apple is releasing 
> "rumors"  that next year, all "new"  Apple machines will not be able 
> to bootup on OS9.2
> What does this really mean ?
> Does it mean that If I insert a  CD with  a bootable,  OS9.2 , blessed 
> System Folder  installed , It will not bootup
> with the C key depressed?
> My copy of DiscWarrior boots up on its preinstalled OS9.2. I use it to 
> check out an OSX volume with no problems
> But does Apple now mean that with its upcomming "new" machines, this 
> will not happen?

Not a rumor. Actual official Apple press release:

>  APPLE EXPO, PARIS—September 10, 2002—Apple® today announced that 
> starting in January 2003, all new Mac® models will only boot into Mac® 
> OS X as the start-up operating system, though they will retain the 
> ability to run most Mac OS 9 applications through Apple’s bundled 
> “Classic” software. There are nearly 4,000 native applications now 
> available for Mac OS X.

New models will not boot into OS 9. From any disk. Period.


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