how much space does Panther take?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by sjcaguy, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. sjcaguy macrumors regular

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    how much space on the HD does panther take? i'm asking b/c i'm switching (hopefully today!) from a machine running XP Pro, which takes up (I think) approx. 2 gigabytes. This is based on the size of the HD when purchased (40 gigs) and after installing XP Pro noticed that there were only 37.5 or so usable gigs.

    Not a major concern. Just curious. The folks at the apple store claim approx 200 MB or so.
     
  2. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    it depends on what you choose to install. If you install all the language packs, it can reach about 2GB. If you install just the system software, I think it's around or under 1GB.
     
  3. simX macrumors 6502a

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    Re: how much space does Panther take?

    200 MB or so sounds right for Mac OS 9 not Mac OS X. If you do a complete install with all the extras (i.e.: print drivers, language support, EVERYTHING), Panther will take up 3 GB. But as Counterfit said, you can get it around 1 GB if you take out all the stuff you don't need.
     
  4. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Woohoo! I was right! And I'll suggest that you install all the printer drivers if you have a laptop, just in case.
     

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