>I know this may seem stupid... and I probably wouldn't do it... but I
>have a G4 dual 1000 desktop with OSX and 9.2.2. Other than the software
>that came with my computer, I have NO OSX software and have no need (at
>the moment) for any. I probably won't have a need for it in the time I
>have this computer. I DO have a bunch of pre-X software installed and
>boot to 9.2.2 all the time.
>Has anyone ever removed OSX from a computer like this? How did you do
>it so that nothing was missed? And how did you make sure you don't
>delete something used by both systems?
>My guess is that I might have to reinitialize the drive and reinstall
>Anyone been there and done that? Successfully? Horror stories, please?
>Interesting food for thought?
As long as your computer boots to OS 9 (unlike the newer models that
won't), you can do it... at least two different ways.
Perhaps cleanest would be to do as you suggest-- boot to your OS 9 CD,
and use the Apple Disk Tool utility to initialize the hard drive,
install OS 9, install applications, etc.
Alternatively, you could boot to OS 9, and delete the OS X stuff-- in
other words, the OS X System folder (being careful to NOT delete the
OS 9 System Folder), the Applications folder, the Library folder, and
the various Unix folders that are hidden by default when you are using
the OS X Finder, but not the OS 9 Finder:
Some of the other base Unix stuff doesn't appear in the OS 9 finder...
Note as well, that you could safely delete the Library folders within
each of your Users subfolders.