Xpostfacto not installing X on Wallstreet

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Seems we get so many messages about Wallstreets here. They are great when they work. Laughing out loud

Anyway, I have this Wallstreet that when you load up under 9.2.2 and load Xpostfacto 4 it will allow you to select the X panther disc and then restart. When it restarts, the computer never completely comes back up, remaining with a black screen with obvious sounds of occational CD activity from the CD drive.

Anyone run into this?

This particular Wallstreet has had X on it before.

I'm starting to wonder if I shouldn't erase the hard drive and just re-install 9, and then work from there. Might be too much back history on this hard drive with X being off, then taken off, and so on.

Suggestions?

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Try zapping the PRAM first...

... if you haven't, by holding down Command-Option-P-R. It'll need to poke around to find the OS 9 System again, probably. Once it's booted, try it again.

You want to do this first, not during the XPostFacto boot.

if you've tried that, hey sorry. But XPostFacto pulls much of its mojo by modifying the settings in PRAM, and Open Firmware.

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Command option P-R-

Yeh I always forget the R part of that. What is command option P at boot up?

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Re: Command option P-R-

DoctorClu wrote:

Yeh I always forget the R part of that. What is command option P at boot up?

Umm, Snapback to a Page in Safari?

Other than that it's not ringing any bells.

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I have tried and failed miser

I have tried and failed miserably many a time to get 10.3 or higher on my wallstreet. 10.2.8 is it. XPF has never worked for me.

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