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ATPM 8.02
February 2002






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Working with Downloaded Files

Update Mac OS 9.0.4?

Booting with Norton SystemWorks on a New Mac

Adding Memory to a Rio

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Reader Comments (7)

Jon Sparre · February 19, 2002 - 05:55 EST #1
There is one known issue with OS 9.04 where the invisible Temporary Items Folder is not emptied at shutdown.

Ref. Apple knowledgebase article #25134.

Symptom: The amount of available space on your computer's hard disk seems to be dramatically decreasing even though you're not saving any large files on it. This symptom seems to occur especially after the computer stops responding or "freezes" when you are using a graphics application like Photoshop.

Products affected: Mac OS 9.0 through 9.0.4

Solution: Install Mac OS 9.1. An update to Mac OS 9.1 is available from Apple Software Updates.
Matt · June 19, 2002 - 15:50 EST #2
My Mac, running System 7.1, crashed after I used Norton Utilities. It says that System 7.1 is too old to run on it. Does anyone know where I can download a startup disk for System 7.5 or greater?
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · June 22, 2002 - 22:12 EST #3
Matt - I'm not positive if this helps in your case, but you can download System 7.5.3 from Apple's FTP server.
Liv · February 22, 2003 - 20:10 EST #4
I have Mac OS 9.0 and tried to update to OS 9.1, but I keep getting an error message around half way through saying that the System Folder is too large to accomodate the update. Would anyone have any idea of how I can rectify this situation? Thank you.
Gregory Tetrault (ATPM Staff) · February 23, 2003 - 11:17 EST #5
Liv: I've never encountered that problem before. I recommend doing a clean installation of OS 9.0 and then applying the 9.1 upgrade to that System Folder. You will have to transfer your Preferences and third-party extensions to the new System Folder after upgrading.
Daniel R · December 22, 2005 - 16:26 EST #6
Hi guys i want to upgrade Rio500, but in Sonic Blue page says that only supports 128MB in Smart Media flash card. How can i make it more, is it possiblle???
ATPM Staff · December 22, 2005 - 17:06 EST #7
Daniel - when a manufacturer lists a maximum size for things like this, it's often because that was the largest size available at the time, then the specs are never updated. Apple has been notorious for this, and I have added more RAM to laptops using chips that are bigger than the specs indicate are supported.

The best suggestion we can offer is to see if you can borrow a larger Smart Media card and try it. It's highly improbably that you'll damage anything by trying a larger card. The worst-case scenario is that the player will either display an error and not function until a proper-size card is inserted, or only 128MB of the card's full capacity will be recognized. If it does work, then go buy yourself a larger card.

Otherwise, you should search for a Rio-specific forum to see if anyone's found a hack to use larger cards.

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