Why Error in installing a Panther?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Elitward, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. Elitward macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2006
    My iBook (CPU:500HZ, RAM:256+64, HDD:10G) is running Tiger. I feel it's slow, so I would like to switch to Panther (Mac OS X 10.3).

    I have tried to download a set of Panther install disk images by using eMule.
    On my PC, I burnt these image files into CDs. Everything looks ok.

    But when I use these disks to install, some error occured in the middle. To my surprise, when error appears, checking disk has been done succesfully.

    I don't know why this happens.
    If the image files is damaged in transportation, I think, there should be a suggestion in burning CD process, or at lease the disk checking before install should suggest file damage or something.
    If the CD is all right, then there might be something wrong with the version of Panther,which I am using. Or maybe there must be a previously installed older OS to support new Panther. I am just guessing, and I have no detailed idea about this at all.

    Does anyone has similar experience? And knows how to solve this problem?
    Please share your wisdom.

    Thanks / Elitward
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia

    Sorry, but I think that's where things fell apart. You'll get further with a retail version of the OS.

    Maybe look on eBay, they can be quite cheap. Just make sure it's a retail version and not a bundled version. In other words, if it came with another computer then it won't work on yours. :(
  3. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    To go with what mad jew is saying, you won't find any sympathy for a broken pirated copy of the OS from us.

    But, I will say that I had Panther on my Lombard (300 MHz, 96MB RAM,) and then I installed Tiger on it; and Tiger feels faster. Mac OS X is one of the few OSes that actually gets faster on the same hardware with each new release. (Panther was faster than Jaguar, Jaguar was faster than 10.1, 10.1 was faster than 10.0...)

    And on 10.4.4+, it even boots faster than my eMac with the same OS! (Although the MacBook Pro still takes the cake for lighthing-fast boot times.)

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