How can I install 10.3 Panther on my old G4 Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by tempbeta, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. tempbeta, Nov 16, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2014

    tempbeta macrumors newbie


    Nov 16, 2014
    Sorry for my poor english

    My old Macmini is M9687 G4 1.42G, because of some special usage, I need install panther on it, but the original restore disc is lost.

    The pre-installed version is 10.3.7, so I can't use panther retail disc (the retail version is lower than 10.3.7).

    I try to use pearpc to emulate a powerpc g3 hardware enviroment, install 10.3, upgrade to 10.3.9, then use disk utility to restore pearpc hdd image to external firewire hdd

    At last, I plug the firewire hdd in g4 mini, boot from it, but it gives me a error message: still waiting for root device.

    Is there any method to install 10.3.9 on my g4 mini ? Thanks !
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    Oct 17, 2014
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