Reinstalling Panther on the original ibook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ceruleanventure, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. ceruleanventure macrumors regular

    ceruleanventure

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    A few months ago I purchased an original ibook (tangerine) to use as a back up machine and just out of curiosity. When I received the ibook it was running the latest version of Panther. I have found myself using the laptop more and more and recently the 3 gb hard drive has become extremely tight. Therefore I am going to upgrade to a 40 gb hard drive. I've searched this forum and founds mentions of "firmware updates etc" I want to reinstall Panther on the new hard drive. Is there going to be any problems since the ibook originally ran OS 9? Am I going to be able to just install Panther on the new HD or do I have to do something else? Thanks in advance! :D
     
  2. ham_man macrumors 68020

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  3. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Should reinstall just fine.

    If you have an external drive case, you could also use a program like Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the current internal drive onto the new drive (plugged in externally.)

    Or you could even use an OS X install disc and run Disk Utility and use it's copy disk function. (That's how I got Tiger installed on my PowerBook G3 Lombard that isn't officially supported. I installed it on the drive while it was plugged into my eMac externally, then 'cloned' the drive onto the PowerBook's internal drive using the Panther install disc.)
     
  4. ceruleanventure thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the help :) This is a dumb question but is firmware separate from the hard drive? I was worried about losing firmware updates.
     
  5. reh macrumors 6502a

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    Firmware is totally separate. :)
     

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