Way To Use Bundled Discs to Install On Different Mac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Makosuke, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    First, no I'm not trying to be sleazy here; a friend asked me to look at her iBook because of an email issue, and I realized she was still running OS9 and using Outlook Express. Ouch.

    Well, I have an unused retail copy of Panther around from days of yore, so I offered to add some junk-drawer RAM and install OSX on it for her. So she drops it off at my house this evening, and I'm sitting here trying to install 10.3.

    Except when I opened the box, I can only find install discs 2 and 3 of Panther--disc 1 is SOMEWHERE, but for the life of me I can't find it. I do, however, have the 10.3 OS install discs from a G5 iMac laying around. But of course, since it's not a G5 iMac, it refuses to install.

    I really wanted to have it ready tomorrow so I could show her around, and I seem to remember there being a simple trick for doing this, but Google and the forum search are not being my friends.

    Honestly not trying to do anything illegal here (since I HAVE a legit license, just can't find one of the install discs, I believe what I'm trying to do is technically within my legal rights), so I hope the powers that be don't mind the thread.

    Help?
     
  2. Matek macrumors 6502a

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    Since you do own a legit copy/license, you can IMHO just download an appropriate OS X version (torrent, etc) and install it without feeling guilty. Consider it a backup someone else made for you and put it on the internet :eek:.
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    cannot remember if target disk mode off of the G5 would work.
     
  4. Makosuke thread starter macrumors 603

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    Argh... just realized I put this in the wrong subforum. Sorry.

    Matek--Obviously that's an option, though one I rather try to avoid given the potential for getting lord-knows-what instead of what you're looking for, not to mention the annoyance of a 600MB download. But that's my last-ditch effort.

    Hmm... that's certainly an idea. Definitely worth a shot. Thanks for the suggestion!
     

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