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Panther install help needed

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bryan.taylor Calculating status...
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Oct 6, 2011 8:16 PM

I'm trying to install Panther on a blue & white iBook.  The ibook's current OS is 10.0.  I have the retail CDs (in the black box).  When I insert into the cd drive, the ibook reads them and allows me to click on the install OS X icon.  WHen I do so, it prompts me for a restart.  I click the button and the system restarts, but doesn't begin the install process.  It brings me to the desktop and opens a window where I can click on the installer and start the loop again.

 

What's the deal?  Any suggestions as to what I'm doing wrong?

 

Thanks!

 

Bryan

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,025 points)
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    Oct 6, 2011 8:19 PM (in response to bryan.taylor)

    Try this:

     

    Booting From An OS X Installer Disc

     

    1. Insert OS X Installer Disc into the optical drive.

    2. Restart the computer.

    3. Immediately after the chime press and hold down the "C" key.

    4. Release the key when the spinning gear below the dark gray Apple logo appears.

    5. Wait for installer to finish loading.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,025 points)
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    Oct 6, 2011 8:31 PM (in response to bryan.taylor)

    Well, that sounds like Mac OS, not OS X.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,025 points)
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    Oct 6, 2011 8:43 PM (in response to bryan.taylor)

    Yep, indeed it is. Are you sure these are retail Panther discs, and that you are using Disc One? Is the resulting system running from the hard drive? About This Mac should also give you the OS X versions, such as 10.3.x.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,025 points)
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    Oct 7, 2011 8:35 AM (in response to bryan.taylor)

    Yet when you boot from the Panther Disc One it does not boot into an installer, right? I assume the computer does boot into something from the hard drive? An earlier version of OS X?

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,025 points)
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    Oct 8, 2011 6:53 PM (in response to bryan.taylor)

    Sounds like the installer disc or the optical drive is malfunctioning. You might try: Resetting your Mac's PRAM and NVRAM.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,025 points)
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    Oct 11, 2011 8:48 PM (in response to bryan.taylor)

    The other way is to restart the computer. After the chime press and hold down the OPTION key until the boot manager appears. Select the icon for the optical disc then click on the larger right arrow button.

     

    Or insert the disc in the drive and open Startup Disk preferences. Select the optical disc and click on the Restart button.

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