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A friend gave me his old G4 400mhz Powerbook. I am trying to put some games on it for my step kids. The HD Icon is called / as in slash.
When starting the game I get a warning,
The path"/:cdaesktop:Scholastic's Math Grades K-2" contains a slash (/) or backslash (\) or period (.) Remove character from appropriate folder ...try again.
I click on the / (HD icon) change the name no luck it is still registered as / when I try to startthe game. I reboot it teh HD returns as /.

Should be simple but I am getting a little frustrated!

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just click the name area, give it a second, itll highlight in light blue, type what you want as a name.
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If it keeps resetting to "/", try restarting from an install cd and then change it at the desktop.

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If it keeps resetting to "/", try restarting from an install cd and then change it at the desktop.
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just select the hd on the desktop, click File>Get info, and change the name there.
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If it keeps resetting to "/", try restarting from an install cd and then change it at the desktop.
OK I found a start up disc 1 OSX - how do I proceed
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Thanks I will look for one
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I tried from a start up disc...no luck
I also tried from file info etc no even after running DU
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I tried from a start up disc...no luck
I also tried from file info etc no even after running DU
agh!
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in get info, did you click the name and extension tab?
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in get info, did you click the name and extension tab?
yes I did it with name and extension tab...no joy
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I believe that this is your answer…
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=42955

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I believe that this is your answer…
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=42955
the icon is visible however as is the / under the HD icon..I am desperate enough to try anything I guess!
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Check this "slash in volume name"
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106616

I know that this isn't actually your environment, but I feel that if you follow the instructions using an OS 9 install cd or OS X terminal that it will fix your problem.

I believe that this is your answer…
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=42955

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