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please post panther install description when it becomes available
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spalding12
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Oct 8, 2003, 12:38 PM
 
i know it isn't out yet
i know i spent 5K with apple < 1 month ago and i TOO am pissed at the price
but i do want to reformat the drive

so.....
with all the experts on this forum
please guide me when the time comes

thanks

greg
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benb
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Oct 8, 2003, 12:40 PM
 
Originally posted by spalding12:
i know it isn't out yet
i know i spent 5K with apple < 1 month ago and i TOO am pissed at the price
but i do want to reformat the drive

so.....
with all the experts on this forum
please guide me when the time comes

thanks

greg
Meh. Just buy it, it is worth it. Why are you pissed? If you buy an ME box 1 month before XP came out, you think Dell is going to upgrade you for free? And Panther costs less for a FULL VERSION WITH NO ACTIVATION than the XP Pro Upgrade does.
     
spalding12  (op)
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Oct 8, 2003, 01:52 PM
 
i don't mean to be dumb... (or at least have you all realize that i am)
but.... with all the stuff i have already already loaded on my new powerbook....

what will happen when i install panther....?
will have i have reinstall EVERYTHING....?

thanks for teaching me

greg
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scott brown
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Oct 8, 2003, 04:51 PM
 
1. put in install disc 1. double click installer
2. machine will boot from that cd
3. start installation
4. insert disc 2 when prompted
5. it's done

seriously, that's it. just like any other installation.
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Kenstee
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Oct 8, 2003, 06:58 PM
 
Originally posted by scott brown:
1. put in install disc 1. double click installer
2. machine will boot from that cd
3. start installation
4. insert disc 2 when prompted
5. it's done

seriously, that's it. just like any other installation.
Whoa Hoss...Not so fast...

Before I'd do the above I would run Disk Doctor from your current 10.2 Install Disk by starting up from the CD. Do a restart. I personally would then run Disk Warrior after starting up from the DW CD. Then I'd reboot and run Repair Permisssions from the HD. Then I might consider the above to install 10.3.

Also might consider deactivating any haxies, etc. I have and then bring them back one by one after I do the Panther install.

But, to tell you the truth I'll be waiting a few weeks and let you folks uncover the bugs and incompatabilities BEFORE I take the plunge. In fact, I just might wait until 10.3.1. I can't afford a lot of downtime with a new system install.

So, I hope a lot of you are quick to install 10.3 so 10.3.1 will be a quickly released, good bug fix!
     
Iron Lung Ryan
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Oct 8, 2003, 08:16 PM
 
But, to tell you the truth I'll be waiting a few weeks and let you folks uncover the bugs and incompatabilities BEFORE I take the plunge. In fact, I just might wait until 10.3.1. I can't afford a lot of downtime with a new system install.

So, I hope a lot of you are quick to install 10.3 so 10.3.1 will be a quickly released, good bug fix! [/B]

It sounds like you know way more than I do about Macs in general - I just got my first mac in July - 12" Powerbook - But I downloaded Panther 7b85 and its running awesome on my machine - I installed it like the guy above said and so far so good - knock on wood - will let group know of any problems, but i really dont think there will be. I heard that 7b85 is the gold master, so I just upgraded my 10.2.7 - Oh yeah I did back up my music, pictures, movies, and other crap to my iPod before trying this. Savvy? Hope everyone enjoys panther!
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spalding12  (op)
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Oct 10, 2003, 05:23 AM
 
i appreicate the info... i'll be at the "night of the Panther" at the international plaza store in tampa, florida on friday, october 24th.
that should be an interesting

experience.http://www.apple.com/retail/panther/

greg
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dennis88
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Oct 10, 2003, 05:47 AM
 
Do I have reinstall all my programs/games?
Thanks!
     
Spheric Harlot
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Oct 10, 2003, 08:16 AM
 
Originally posted by dennis88:
Do I have reinstall all my programs/games?
Thanks!
If you just upgrade normally (which is the default install): NO.

-s*
     
tooki
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Oct 10, 2003, 08:32 AM
 
Waaaayyyy too many Panther threads, not enough PowerBook-specific info!

tooki
     
   
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