Cant install panther from external lacie drive

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by gustav, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. gustav macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2004
    Im trying to install 10.3 on my power book. The internal drive is damaged, so Im trying to do it from an external drive. A brand new Lacie dvd/rw, the porsche model.
    Ive followed all the prompts and instructions. But whenever I restart to begin the installation it just starts up 10.2 again

    Anybody know how I can do this?
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    Try holding down the "option" key when it restarts. This should let you choose which drive to boot to. Once you're in Panther, you should be able to use the Startup Disk control panel to make it permanent.
    Let us know if that works...

    Lee Tom
  3. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa

    anyway, doing what LeeTom has said will work, just don't set the CD to be the default bootup. He thinks you mean External FW HDD drive.
  4. gustav thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2004
    Ooops, yes 7on. I meant the optical drive. Holding down "option" didnt work though. It gave me the grey ø symbol when it restarted.

    Im starting to think maybe there might be something wong with the Lacie drive. Its this one

    Thanks guys

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