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ged
10th March 2006, 11:06 PM
hi, i have an older mac which i would like to install panther on but i do not have a DVD drive. The panther install disk are DVD's, would i be able to get this to work?

ruegen
10th March 2006, 11:08 PM
External DVD drive...

iSlayer
10th March 2006, 11:08 PM
have both the macs got firewire ?
if so you can do it via target moe which is a much better option

Ive actually never heard of anyone doing an install over ethernet

applecollector
10th March 2006, 11:09 PM
No via ethernet maybe take out the HDD place it in a Tower mac like a B&W G3 and install it on that?
If your in sydney if you dont have a tower G3, G4 Or G5 i'll be more then happy to do it for you?
PM

On-Site-Tec
11th March 2006, 10:08 AM
Contact Apple, They will send you out the CD version of it. I think its 2 or 3 CD's.

You have to send your DVD version away first though.

Matt.

iSlayer
11th March 2006, 11:02 AM
Originally posted by On-Site-Tec@Mar 11 2006, 11:08 AM
Contact Apple, They will send you out the CD version of it. I think its 2 or 3 CD's.
just to add this is only if you have a full retail version of 10.4 and not discs from another system or anything like that

On-Site-Tec
11th March 2006, 11:34 AM
Discs from another system wont run on any other system anyway would they?

Matt.

iSlayer
11th March 2006, 11:40 AM
nope not directly but you can still install via target mode with them

Damian
11th March 2006, 11:58 AM
I have done an install as follows to iMac G3

Attach an external FW drive attached to my iBook (latest 1.33 G4)
Use Carbon Copy Cloner to make a bootable disk.
Install this disk in the iMac G3
Instant Tiger on a G3!

Only thing that needed changing was the modem setting - it defaulted to the iBook v92 rather than the iMac v90