[iBook] Panther Installation

Tony Gamble braincellmultimedia at rogers.com
Mon Aug 25 09:34:07 PDT 2008

I would look at the RAM as a potential culprit.  In my experience, each
iteration of OS X becomes more finicky when it comes to RAM timings and
such; it may not even mean that there's a defect in the stick itself, just
how it works.  What might have worked perfectly well in OS 9 might not work
at all in OS X.

 - Tony Gamble

On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 8:27 AM, Peter Nevett <nevett at tequis.com.mx> wrote:

> I am trying, for the umpteenth time, to install OS X Panther on my wife's
> iBook (original version, 300 MHz, OS 9.2.2, 320MB ). As usual when I insert
> the Panther install disc (yes, it's a real retail set of black CDs) I get
> the spinning barber's pole and the message "Preparing Installation" . It
> stays like that for hours, long after the CD has stopped spinning.
> I have previously looked at the verbose mode screen while this is happening
> and the experts on this list suggest that there might be a problem with the
> hard drive.
> Disc utilities finds no problem, repeatedly.
> Is it possible to start up the iBook from the OS9 CD, format the hard drive
> and then try to install Panther? I have backed up the iBook but is there a
> danger that I will then be unable to re-install any OS at all?
> Any other suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Pete Nevett
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