Here's my two cents sul Mac OS 9

Macchina usata per il test, iMac DV Special Edition

Partizionato l'HD da 13 giga tempo addietro, in attesa del lieto evento di ricevere da Cork, Irlanda, il disco con il 9... è arrivato in una quindicina di giorni. Bene, lo infilo e:

Vediamo:

- "I've installed OS 9 on my G4/450 and now my DVD player does not work. I keep getting the error that the player cannot start because it can't find "DVDRuntimeLIB--GetBounds__7CGWorldFv" Any suggestions? I've already re-installed the DVD player to no avail. Help!"
Questo è un errore che da me arriverà in seguito, e vedremo perché...

- "I just installed OS9 on my G4/450, and now the DVD Player doesn't work, this is the message I get: "Apple DVD Player cannot open because the required hardware cannot be found."
Does anyone have a clue as to how to fix? One thing that happened was Apple DVD Player did not install when I performed a reformatting/partitioning/software install, so I re-loaded the OS9 cd and installed the player as an "add" install option. Looking forward to resolving this!"
Questo è lo stesso caso presentatosi a me...

- "Okay everyone, here is what I finally had to do to get the DVD Player to work under OS9 with my G4/450: After backing up what I could not reinstall, I reformated my HD and installed OS9. After realizing that it did not install the DVD Player I did a custom install and installed it that way. The DVD Player would not work (no required hardware) I then put my original CD in and restored the OS that came with the G4. The DVD would work. I then installed OS 9 over that. DVD worked. After I went about reinstalling everything I had originally on my hard drive the DVD Player still worked. There is nothing different about what is on my computer after going through all this and when I just did a clean install of OS 9 at the beginning. Except that the DVD Player works now and it didn't before. Strange? It was an awful lot of work to get the DVD Player to work with OS 9. To me there must be something strange with the installer on OS 9 to have this problem"
Un po' confuso, ma sembra che per lui abbia funzionato... speriamo bene.

- "OK, I just got new Imac DV, upgraded to OS 9 and same DVD Problems. You just need to go to Mac os 8.5 cd, go to the software installers and Apple DVD Software. Click on apple dvd whatever .img file. Then it installs, then it comes on desktop and click it and copy extensioins and apps to hard drive, then use it as DVD Player and delete the other one that OS 9 upgraded to. It works perfect."
Soluzione un po' spartana, visto che resti con la beta.

- "Slow down on the installer 2 step there! A couple of things to try first would be: 1. Make sure your audio input is set to DVD BEFORE you launch the DVD player. Do this via the control strip or the sound control panel. 2. If step 1 doesn't help, try rebuilding your desktop."
Provato, nessun risultato.

Così proseguono lungamente i post:
quindi ora è certo che sia un bug del system, e non riguarda me, ma molte persone... ma a un certo punto ne trovo uno che secondo me è l'unica strada da seguire non alla cieca...

- "It turns out that on Apple's website, in the user forums, an apple person said t due to the problems with the installer, this was the way to install OS 9 in order to get the DVD Player to run. He said that there would be an update real soon."
ecco, questa mi sembra l'amara verità...

Found this on apple's web site:

TIL #60641
On Power Macintosh G4 and iMac computers that shipped with Apple DVD 2.0 Beta 2, performing a "clean install" of Mac OS 9 can result in the Apple DVD Player not working. Instead, your are presented with the message: The application "Apple DVD Player" could not be opened because "DVDRuntimeLib" could not be found. You can solve the issue by dragging the DVD components in the previous Extension folder over to the new Extensions folder and restarting. Follow these steps:
1. Open the folder called "Previous System Folder" on your hard drive. This was the active System Folder before performing the clean install.
2. Open the Extensions folder within the Previous System Folder.
3. Select "as List" from the View menu so that the items are in alphabetical order.
4. Option-drag (hold down the Option key while dragging) the following items from the old Extensions folder (the one within the Previous System Folder) onto the current, closed System Folder: DVD Navigation Manager - DVD Region Manager - DVDRunTimeLib
5. The files will be auto-routed to the correct folder within. (Avoid lingering over the System Folder while dragging or Mac OS spring loaded folder facility may open the folder.)
6. Restart the computer.

The Apple DVD Player should now work.
If you have initialized your computer's hard disk, or have erased the Previous System Folder that was created during the clean installation, you won't be able to follow the steps outlined above. However, a disk image of your computer's hard disk as it was shipped from the factory is located on the CD (disc) that came with your computer. By mounting that hard disk image, you can drag the necessary files from its System Folder to your Mac OS 9 System Folder. Follow these steps:
1. Insert the Power Mac G4 , or iMac disc that came with your computer.
2. Open the Configurations folder located on the disc.
3. Double click on the "Power Mac G4 HD.img" or "iMac HD.img" file. Accept the agreement and wait for the progress bar to complete.
4. Locate on the Desktop an icon that looks like floppy disk titled Macintosh HD.
5. Double click on this icon, locate the System Folder.
6. Option-drag (hold down the Option key while dragging) the following items from the disk image's Extensions folder to the current, closed System Folder on your computer's hard disk: DVD Navigation Manager - DVD Region Manager - DVDRunTimeLib
7. Restart the computer.

"The Apple DVD Player should now work" viene riportata anche questa til, ma non darà risultati.

- OK, ho info sufficienti, parto con un "rimuovi dvd software"/ravvio/"aggiungi software dvd"... non funziona.
- ricostruisco la scrivania, nulla
- levo a mano tutto quello che ha a che fare col dvd e lo reinstallo, nulla. Fino ad ora il messaggio di errore è sempre "non disponi dell'hardware necessario"
- OK, maniere forti. Inizializza disco, installa 8.6 e sopra il 9... il player è presente, ora, MA nel menu Apple... lo lancio e va... controllo la versione e... è la beta! questo vuol dire che neanche la soluzione ultima di Apple funziona.
- provo ora, col software in beta sul 9 (:-/) a fare un "rimuovi", e ci riaggiungo il DVD soft del 9 dal cd... ora ottengo un bell'errore che dice di non trovare perché la "DVDRuntimeLIB--GetBounds__7CGWorldFv"... come si diceva all'inizio.
- morale, riavviato da 8.6 sull'altra partizione, inizializzato la partizione col 9. ora al suo posto una bella iconcina con un fiore e la scritta R.I.P

16-12-99 Pier Paolo Bertelli

Aggiornamento:
Mi giunge notizia che A. Levi Montalcini avrebbe trovato una soluzione, selezionando dalla control strip "ingresso audio"...
resta il fatto che il bug è grosso.
Inoltre oggi sono stato in un MacStore, ho citato il problema e loro hanno detto che il player sul 9 dei loro iMac andava bene... ho controllato:
per forza che andava, il 9 aveva lasciato la beta!

16-12-99 Pier Paolo Bertelli