Installing Panther on 8gb Partition???

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Sparky's, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. Sparky's macrumors 6502a

    Sparky's

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    I haven't heard of this but I want to see what the concensus is. I am upgrading our G3-450 (12gb HD) at work with a Sonnet ZIFF G4-800 CPU, an 80gb additional internal HD and Panther (along with various other software upgrades) My questions is that the instruction sheet that came with the G4-800 CPU says:

    Important Information for Encoree/ZIF G4 Processor Upgrade Card (700 MHz or, faster), Users Recommendations for users about to install Mac OS X:

    • If possible, update the firmware on every PCI card in your system before you install Mac OS X; in some cases,, your PCI cards may not be compatible with OS X unless you update the firmware. Check the manufacturers' web sites for the latest software.

    • Install Mac OS X before you install the Encore/ZIF G4 card, and .verify it runs properly. This will help to ensure that potential issues will be resolved before you upgrade the hardware.''

    • Read the Sonnet X Tune-Up and Mac OS X installer Read Me files before proceeding with your Mac OS, X installation. You will regarding system requirements and configuration that may affect you.

    •When installing Mac OS X onto a' hard drive larger than 8GB in capacity, be sure to install OS X in the first partition of the drive, which must be 8GB or smaller. Refer to the Read Me files for more information.

    Known Issues:

    • Certain 256MB DIMMs (RAM) and certain hard drive models have been reported to be incompatible under OS X when installed in certain beige Power. Macintosh G3 computers. This is not a Sonnet issue.

    • Certain third-party PCI cards, including some cards sold by Apple as upgrades, are not compatible with Mac OS X. If you encounter OS X installation issues, please.remove them and attempt the OS X installation again. Again, this is not a Sonnet issue.

    I OCR'd this information directly from the sheet, so please excuse any spelling misses.

    I can't believe that I would have to create an 8gb partion on the 80gb just to install Panther. Can someone back me up??
     
  2. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Sounds like the firmware on the upgrade can't handle an HD larger than 8GB. 8 gigs should be plenty for your system. Many people put the OS on a separate partition, so it shouldn't be too big a problem. One thing I don't know: could you have your "applications" folder on a separate partition?
     
  3. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    Probably true. On the original G3s you have to have an 8GB partition for OS X. Not sure why, but you do. I had to do it on a 333 iMac and a few 233 G3 PowerMacs.
     
  4. Sparky's thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    wordmunger, I installed OS X on my Blue & White at home but it was the early model that only had a 6gb HD so it was never an issue. I installed an additional 60gb Maxtor HD and placed my "Classic" OS 9.2.2 on the 60. I have the Adobe Creative Suite also on the 60 as well as most of my other apps. The only thing I allow to install on the 6 with OSX are those Utilities and other apps that don't give you the option of where to install them. I have not had any problems with anything so far. (knock on wood). I'll search the Apple knowledge base also to find out about the Firmware.

    This is a late edit but this was an interesting article:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106235

    Thanks for the response
     

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