Archive & Install on 10.3.4

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by SteveBeat, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. SteveBeat macrumors member

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    OK, so I ran a new installation of Panther on my iBook when I couldn't get a start-up screen. Then I did the Software Update so I am right back where I was before at 10.3.4. So I had to do this twice in two weeks and it used up about six GB of space that I could really use. I haven't had to change any files other than downloading Safari 1.2 again, so am I able to delete "Previous System 1" and "Previous System 2" from my HD? The comp is running fine now, but I don't want to delete anything from Developer or Library that could screw me over later. Thanks.
     
  2. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    If everything is working you don't need the old systems.

    Out of curiosity--why the repeated OS installs in such a short amount of time?
     
  3. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    If you had any third party app in your pref pane, you may want to copy that before deleting older system files.

    cheers
     
  4. SteveBeat thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, the first install was because I did the 10.3.4 install and it got to 77% and then froze. So when I restarted, I had to just A&I because of a problem I didn't recognize. The Tech Support guy just said restart with the CD. Then the second one I had to do today because my comp froze up and it came up with the folder with the question mark in it. So I did it again and everything's fine now. There should be nothing wrong with my comp, it's a 900mHz iBook that is only a year old. It's been working great since then. I dunno.
     
  5. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    Right, I remember reading that post this morning. It's not usual to have that kind of problem and it's even less usual to have it a lot unless 1 of 2 conditions exist: 1.) hard drive is starting to fail. 2.) User messes things up. Hopefully it's #2 in your case--it's cheaper and easier to fix. :)
     
  6. SteveBeat thread starter macrumors member

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    If my hard drive is failing I'm gonna set my goddamn computer on fire. My clamshell iBook lasted for like four years and I dropped that thing a million times and treated it like ****. I've baby'ed this one for a year, so it better get its **** together.
     
  7. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    I like watching people threaten inanimate objects. I haven't found it too effective myself. My cars and computers respond a lot better when I meet them on their own level.
     

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