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can't install panther
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Tony-mary
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May 11, 2005, 10:04 AM
 
hi,
When I try to install panther I get after a few minutes a "not allowed" sign.It's a circle with a stripe through.I'm installing it from an external cd reader because the internal is messed up.Could that be the problem?I have a G3 ibook.
     
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May 11, 2005, 10:07 AM
 
Is this happening when trying to boot from the CD? Or do you get that when you select the volume to install?
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Tony-mary  (op)
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May 11, 2005, 11:45 AM
 
This is happening when trying to boot.First I get the apple sign and the spinning wheel but after a few minutes the apple changes in the not allowed sign.But the wheel keeps spinning.
     
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May 11, 2005, 12:19 PM
 
Hmm...try holding the option key down when you startup and select the cd from that. See if you can boot from it that way. If not, make sure you can still boot to the hard drive. Could be a bad CD.
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Tony-mary  (op)
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May 11, 2005, 01:28 PM
 
But is it possible to install a system from an external cd reader?
     
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May 11, 2005, 01:53 PM
 
It should be possible. What you want to do first is insert the install disc. When the window opens on your desktop, double-click the installer to start the process. Computer will restart and should allow you to start from the CD.
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May 11, 2005, 01:59 PM
 
yeah but that's the funny thing.When I do this with the external the mac doesn't recognize the cd as a start up disk.But when I tried this with the regular cd drive it did.But my cd drive is ****ed up and it only works one off 1000 times or so :s
     
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May 11, 2005, 03:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by Tony-mary
yeah but that's the funny thing.When I do this with the external the mac doesn't recognize the cd as a start up disk.But when I tried this with the regular cd drive it did.But my cd drive is ****ed up and it only works one off 1000 times or so :s


As long as the external drive is a firewire..... USB Booting is not permitted.

Also is it a full retail CD version or a restore disk from wrong Mac?
     
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May 11, 2005, 05:10 PM
 
Ow,I don't have firewire.It's a usb connection
     
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May 12, 2005, 10:29 AM
 
So is that the problem.That I use a usb connection?
     
   
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