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    Default Oh my OS 9

    Well I've done it again...... The Giga dual 1.6 is giving me fits. I am just guessing that is the problem. I had added another SATA drive on the DA, replaced the old kingston RAM and now have matched Guru RAM. I did backup everything, using SUPERDUPER (which worked well, but this also could have added to the problem). APPLEJACKED, repaired permissions.

    But the problem is now I can't boot onto OS 9. Yes, the multi-processor folders have all been taken out, unless the computer can't search and find them. All of the OS 9 Folders are not blessed. If I go to classic mode it opens an that folder IS blessed...but I can't boot from it either.

    If you have a suggestion I'd gladly try it! Thanks

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    Open the Gigadesigns Updater app, check enable OS9 booting, and re-run the firmware patch. On startup make sure you keep the programmer's button in until after the long tone.

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    Okay I will try that again. It mentions that the screen needs to be Purple and notes the update. I haven't gotten that before and the first time I booted in to openfirmware, that's from holding the programers button down too long.

    I just found this about blessing OS 9 so I'll post for all the world to see:
    Re-bless the System Folder.
    If your computer is not recognizing the system software, the System
    ˝re-blessed.ţ This helps the computer recognize which System Folder
    1 Start up your computer from the software install CD.
    See Chapter 3, ˝Starting Up From a CD.ţ
    2 Open the System Folder.
    3 Double-click the System suitcase.
    4 After the System suitcase opens, close the suitcase and System Folder
    your computer.
    If this doesn═t work, then try the following:
    1 Drag the System suitcase and Finder out of the System Folder.
    2 Close the System Folder.
    3 Put the System suitcase and Finder back into the System Folder.
    Though I seem to be the only one that has this happen

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    I've had it happen to me a couple times. The last time was after an OF reset, and re-running the Giga Updater did the trick.

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    Well, I've tried it twice. The first time it went to openfirmware, then I booted and got the lovely grey screen. I restarted Tiger and repeated the process, got the long tone and a startup chime (really a bong) still no OS9. If I didn't love the speed of this Giga I'd move back to the 533s. I try again. I was thinking that I've got another DP 533 sitting here and maybe I should move the SATA drive to it and rebless the OS9 system.

    Is it possible that I should uninstall and then reinstall the Giga updater?

    One more time.....

    Thanks

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    The first time it happened was after I reassembled the Mac after my cooling mods. I ended up wiping the drive, and restoring from a saved disk image backup.

    This stuff gets wierd sometimes when you upset it's equalibrium.

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