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Can I combine 2 Jaguar install CDs into 1 DVD?
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Jul 8, 2004, 12:15 PM
I'm concerned that when it comes time to look for the 2nd CD, the installer won't be smart enough to see that that files that it needs are all there.

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Jul 8, 2004, 12:42 PM
There is an interesting MacOSXHints article here, based on Panther (haven't tried it, however).

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Jul 8, 2004, 02:13 PM
If I remember correctly only a few things are installed off that second disc most of which have been updated a whole version or more. what on the second disc do you need?

I would suggest burning a CD or DVD with all the software on the second disc (the last of the free ilife and Stuffit) plus the Mac OS X updates and Security Fixes and drivers for any devices you have etc. Then doing a custom install and only installing the system sans extra programs.

The only thing I am not sure of is the Additional fonts like hebrew and japanese. those might be on the second disc.
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Jul 8, 2004, 02:27 PM
Copy everything from the CD Disc 1 onto the DVD. Then, take all the packages on the second CD and copy them into System/Installation/Packages on the DVD, replacing the proxy packages that are there. I'll bet that would work, although I haven't tried it myself.

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