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mectojic

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I've installed a 32 GB mSATA SSD with IDE adapter into my Lombard PB G3. When I boot the 10.3 Panther CD and launch disk utility, the SSD appears and can be formatted / partitioned, but when I try to install Panther, it doesn't list any of the SSD partitions as a place to install the OS.

I thought that putting in an SSD was meant to be an easy installation, am I missing something?

P.S. I also tried using SuperDuper from another PPC mac to clone 10.3 onto the SSD directly, but the Lombard still can't find a bootable OS when I turn it on.
 

bobesch

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You may try to partition the SSD in a small first booting-partition (<8GB) for installation of the OS and a second partition for data. (I'm not sure, if 8GB was the exact limit for the booting drive/first partition)
 
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mectojic

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You may try to partition the SSD in a small first booting-partition (<8GB) for installation of the OS and a second partition for data. (I'm not sure, if 8GB was the exact limit for the booting drive/first partition)
Thanks, I'll try this and get back to you.
 
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