Apparently in preparation of tomorrow’s retail release of Mac OS X, Apple has released a new version of its Startup Disk control panel. The new version, 9.2.1, is ready for download from Apple via the Software Update control panel in Mac OS 9. According to Apple’s information, the new version has been released to fix a possible problem with Mac OS 9.1 and Mac OS X on the same hard disk partition.
Startup Disk enables users to select the system folder that will be used to start up their Macs. Users can select Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X partitions or devices to boot. Startup Disk can also be configured to start the Mac as a NetBoot client, if there’s an appropriately configured Mac OS X Server on the network.
Software Update reports that the new version of Startup Disk, version 9.2.1, “repairs problems that may occur when Mac OS 9.1 and Mac OS X are on the same partition and a version earlier than Startup Disk 9.2 has been used.”
Update: After MacCentral went to press with this article, Apple updated its
Software Downloads Web site with more information and a download link. Please visit Apple’s Web site for more information