Panther install baulks at Disc 2

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Subject: iBook clamshell 300MHz, maxed out RAM, 80GB HD

I appear to have successfully installed OS X 10.3 onto the iBook, but when it requested and was given disk 2, it ran for a few minutes before reporting "There were problems installing the software". How helpful. On quitting the installer, it rebooted to the welcome and configuration screens.

The question: Is there some way of forcing the 'book to have another attempt at disk 2, without starting over from a fresh install of disk 1? Alternatively, can I manually install the required packages from disks 2 and 3?

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I'm hesitant to proceed beyon

I'm hesitant to proceed beyond this point with the config screens, pending your welcome advice, dear comrades.

The volume for installation is an 8 GB partition at the beginning of the disk, and the installer advised me there was plenty of room for my selected custom install.

I should add that I've already attempted to force-reboot (power off) and start up from disk 2 (hold down C). It goes back to the config screen.

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upon reboot for disk 2, i don

upon reboot for disk 2, i dont believe its actually booting from that disk, i think its something on the HD the installer leaves behind so that it can resume the install and ask for disk 2 and others if needed.

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Yes, I guessed it might be do

Yes, I guessed it might be doing that. Meanwhile, I'm trying the procedure on my Lombard to check the disks themselves.

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A fairly mimimal custom insta

A fairly mimimal custom install worked on the Lombard. I selected enough things that there should have been at least one item from each disk. So I guess it's only some packages that are corrupted.

Therefore I'm still interested in the answer to the above question about manual installation.

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It's possible to extract indi

It's possible to extract individual package installers from the CD. I'd done that previously with the Garage Band included on the Panther DVDs.

The installers are inside an invisible folder, so you couldn't navigate to them from the finder, but they would show up in a file search. Knowing the names of the packages you intend to install is obviously an asset. They're standard package installers, so they can be run independent of the system installer. I ran them right from the disc, but IIRC, there's no problem copying them to a drive and installing from there.

Come to think of it, I may have found the installers by searching for invisible files/folders. Don't have capabilities at the moment to put that to the test...

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OS 9 shows invisible files on

OS 9 shows invisible files on OS X disks. I might try that way. Thanks.

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Well that worked :) Thanks fo

Well that worked Smile Thanks for the tip.

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