HP1012 freezes my system on install to OS 9/X bootable G4?
Posted on 2004-08-29
Hi, when I tried to install the software for a new HP 1012 Laserjet on a Mac G4
OS 9/X dual bootable machine (G4/1.25g dusl processor), I encountered repeated
problems. I boot normally into OS 9.22 and thus, chose the "Mac Classic OS 9"
installer option from the installer disc, installing to my OS 9.22 system. When I
rebooted, the system froze and crashed repeatedly, requiring (when I could finally
get it to do so) running the "UNINSTALL" option to get rid of it and enable booting
up OS 9 again without freezing. There was a problem "negotiating" the opening
of a display window titled "HP Laserjet Engine" each time - which is when it would
freeze. Other times it didn't even get that far and simply froze on a grayed dialogue
box which was in the foreground of the finder, requiring a quit and restart.
Question, HP says this is OS 9.1 and above, compatible. Is there some known reason why it will not install in my OS 9 system? Something to do with this being OS 9
being booted directly vs. through OSX as "Classic Environment" (which I will not
use - I only want to boot from 9.2 alone. OSX on this machine seems currently to
be corrupted when I try to boot from that startup disk, which may or may not be
an unrelated issue. Now that I've reinstalled the Canon I560 I wanted to replace, OS9
seems to be okay again.
Thanks for any enlightenment and for your patience reading through all of this.