Upgrading from 10.2

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by arogge, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. arogge macrumors 65816


    Feb 15, 2002
    I'd like to upgrade to OS 10.3, but I don't want to lose the settings for my installed programs which are stored in each user profile. Can I install 10.3 from the CD just like a regular update which will update the installed programs and add new features without damaging anything? Does a full support contract come with the purchase? I was surprised that AppleCare for the computer stops whenever a problem arises related to a network or anything that requires use of the root user. :eek: At least the people at the Apple Store aren't like the stubborn ones on the phone and will really try to help with any Mac issue. :)
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Re: Upgrading from 10.2

    If you use the distribution CD to upgrade from MacOS X 10.2.x to MacOS X 10.3, you will not lose your settings.
  3. mklos macrumors 68000


    Dec 4, 2002
    My house!
    I would recommend that you don't do just an upgrade. Your just asking yourself for a lot of trouble. If you still want to try it make sure you REPAIR YOUR PERMISSIONS FIRST! (Your hard drive/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility) Select the partition you booted from and then click repair permissions.

    You can back up your whole Home folder from Jaguar and just replace what you need from that.

    If you back up your Home folder then your settings for your apps should be saved. Then you can do the recommended installation of Erase and Install. This will wipe your HDD completely out and put a fresh copy of Panther on there.
  4. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    I dont know what machine you have but allways check for firmware updates first.
  5. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2003
    When I switched from 10.2 to 10.3, (I'm not sure whether I did an update, clean install, or whatever) everything on my Hard Drive remained. Repair permissions both before and after the install. If your machine is lagging, it may be caused by Konfabulator(it gave me some problems), and if you use Toast, Version 5 won't work with Panther.
  6. Dale Sorel macrumors 6502a

    Dale Sorel

    Jan 12, 2003
    I'm using v5.2.3 with Panther and it works fine.
  7. James Craner macrumors 68000

    James Craner

    Sep 13, 2002
    Bristol, UK
    I have two Macs, a Duel 1 GB Powermac MDD, and a 1.25 GB Powerbook. I did a clean install on the Powerbook as it was only a few weeks old, on the PowerMac I just did an upgrade. Both methods worked fine for me without any problems. I have Toast 5 and that works fine with Panther with the latest patch installed.

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