help [Panther install]

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by GOTTI1, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. GOTTI1 macrumors newbie

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    i was told I will have to wipe my disk clean to install panther Iam running 10.2.3.....Iam a mac newbie how do i "wipe the disk"?....does this mean I will have to reinstall all of my apps? will all my files that i don't have back ups for on data cds be lost?
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    You don't have to wipe your disk. Just do an Archive and Install (it's an option when installing).
     
  3. tj2001 macrumors regular

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    It's not absolutely mandatory that you "wipe" your drive, but I do seriously recommend it!

    That way no 3rd party addition can cause issues and everything is nice and fresh! It is more of a hassle but it is a safe guard for long term ease of use and proper set up :)
     
  4. DaPt macrumors newbie

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    Install options

    When installing Panther, you've got to choose between 3 options:

    - Upgrade Mac OS X: upgrading from an older version of Mac OS X
    - Archive and Install: archives your old system files in a folder named "Previous System", you can choose to preserve Users and Network Settings
    - Erase and Install: Erases the entire target-volume! Be sure you've got backups of all files before installing!

    Anyway you should back-up your files before installing a new operating system.
     

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