Before Panther shows up... a few Q's

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by edwinedillonjr, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2003
    Rancho Cucamonga, Southern California
    Yeah I ordered my Panther, got my e-mail saying it's shipped. Whether it comes on thursday or friday doesn't concernt me. I waited this long, don't mind waiting another day or two. Besides, I plan on checking out the "Panther Party". Go Apple!

    Anyhow, few questions.

    1. Is the UTD version I'm getting in the mail a full version or an upgrade? I originally wanted to completely format my Al15 and start from scratch. Hopefully I don't have to load it on top of my existing.

    Though I don't mind, the self-gratification of a BRAND SPANKING NEW OS is so great.

    2. I used iBackup beta to backup all my stuff (2 dvd's worth), does panther have a final version of backup loaded already?

    3. I unauthorized my music, then burned it. I'm assuming all I have to do is restore my music, and re-authorize. Correct?

    Thanks, and peep that new Britney & Madonna video. Nice.
  2. macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    I am pretty sure it is a full version.
    What I am not sure is whether it is better to clean install or treat it as an update and just install as is.
    Which would use less space?
    Which will run more efficiently?
    When I went from 10.1 to 10.2 I just installed it on top.
    What to do?
  3. macrumors 6502a


    May 22, 2003
    I'm gonna have to reformat, since I need to delete a partition I have. Oh well.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2003
    Dominican Republic
    update runs nicely

    i have had no problems after upgarding...
  5. macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2002
    Tacoma, WA
    add a question

    Can someone explain how to reformat and what steps one should take in backing up data? Does Panther install give these options?
  6. macrumors regular

    May 30, 2002
    really dumb question

    Really dumb question: I have a partition for mp3/aac files that is full and a partition for everything else (which also has mp3s on it because the mp3 partition is full). If I sync my iPod to my iBook, format my drive, and then re-sync, wil the music go back up to my mac or will it get deleted off my ipod? Or could I just not sync and then copy all the files in tunes from the ipod to the mac?

  7. macrumors newbie


    Oct 21, 2003
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    i had the same question the other day... and then i started thinking... since the iPod only sync's one way (from computer to iPod) i accepted that i would lose my mp3's if i did a format and then an auto sync... so i did some research and found a script that allows you to view hidden files in finder.... (in other words, allows you to see and copy the mp3s from the iPod to the computer)... here is the applescript i use...

    set onOff to do shell script "defaults read AppleShowAllFiles"
    if onOff = "NO" or onOff = "OFF" then
    set newState to "show"
    set OnOffCommand to "defaults write AppleShowAllFiles ON"
    set newState to "hide"
    set OnOffCommand to "defaults write AppleShowAllFiles OFF"
    end if

    display dialog "Are you sure you want to " & newState & " hidden files? (This will restart the Finder)" buttons {"Cancel", "OK"} default button 2
    copy the result as list to {buttonPressed}
    if the buttonPressed is "OK" then
    tell application "Finder" to quit
    do shell script OnOffCommand
    delay 1
    tell application "Finder" to launch
    end try
    end if

    thanks to klktrk (found at: )

    i hope this works.. and i hope this answers your question...
  8. macrumors regular

    May 30, 2002
    yup! Thanks!
  9. macrumors 68020

    Phil Of Mac

    Dec 6, 2002
    Washington State University
    Re: Before Panther shows up... a few Q's

    It's a full version from everything I've read.

    If you burn as a data CD, yes, absolutely.

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