Broken CD drive - Can I install Panther via network with CD in another Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by sigamy, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. sigamy macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2003
    NJ USA

    I just bought an iBook with a busted CD-ROM drive. It came loaded with OS 9.2. How can I upgrade this to Panther?

    I've tried putting the CD in another Mac on my network and running it from the iBook but it bombs out because that is a network volume.

    Any help? Step by step instructions would be apprieciated.

  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Not sure you can perform a network install without OS X Server.

    So I would invest in an external CD drive, or get yours fixed.
  3. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    You might try this... not sure if it will work, but worth a shot:

    connect the 2 macs via a firewire cable
    turn on the iBook and hold down the T key
    (this will start it up as a firewire hard drive)
    The iBook hard drive should mount on your other mac's desktop.
    Then, try to install panther on that volume from your other mac.

    Lee Tom

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