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Hey Dave... I have a couple of questions for you.

1. First tell us what are you trying to do??
As I read your thread and get really confused.

2. Why are you using the terminal for installation?
It's not a PC, so there's no need to touch the terminal, what so ever!

3. After installing Jaguar 10.2.3, what version are you trying to upgrade to? Latest version maybe? Well in that case, you need to buy Panther, as it's considered a Milestone upgrade. And if you attempt to upgrade Jaguar 10.2.3 to Panther 10.3.0 you gonna get more problems than it's worth. The two versions have so many differences between them.

4. Why make things more complicated for yourself?

FYi: Downloading patches with your PC for installation to a Mac isn't recommended. The Mac OS uses resource folks and nearly all PC burning software will lose them. Although the files appears to be all there! They maybe missing some vital information.

If your Mac isn't online but have a router for your internet connection. You can simply attach a network cable to the router or if you have a Network card in your PC. Or network your Mac to you PC and download what ever you need.

To install the operating system from CD/DVD on a Mac is a really simple process.
Just follow those steps, the whole thing should take 20-40 mins.

Installing/Reinstalling the OS from CD/DVD

1. Insert the Mac OS X Install Disc 1 CD and double-click the Install Mac OS X icon.
2. Follow the onscreen instructions. In the panel where you select the destination disk, select your current Mac OS X disk (in most cases, it will be the only one available).
3. Click Options. If you want to save your existing files, users, and network settings, select "Archive and Install," then select Preserve Users and Network Settings. If you want to erase everything on your computer and reinstall Mac OS X, select "Erase and Install." You can't recover erased data.
4. Click Continue.
5. Click Customize to select which parts of Mac OS X you'd like to install, or click Install to perform a basic installation (recommended).

If you purchased a standalone version of Mac OS X, these installation instructions are in a booklet included with Mac OS X.

To start up in Safe Mode for debugin, just do the following. Not required for most users.

Starting up in Safe Mode - For alll versions of Mac OS9 and OSX

1. Shut down the computer.
2. Press the Power button.
3. Immediately after you hear the startup tone, press and hold the Shift key.
4. Release the Shift key when the spinning progress indicator appears below the gray apple on the screen.

To leave Safe Mode, restart the computer normally.

And for adding new users to your system. It's only a few clicks away.
And you don't need the terminal and any commands, just use the GUI.

[bAdding a new user account to your computer[/b]

1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences and click Accounts.
2. If some settings are dimmed, click the lock icon and type an administrator name and password.
3. Click Add (+) and type the user's name.
4. Type a short name if you don't want to use the short name generated automatically. (Once the account is created, you won't be able to change the short name.)
5. Type the user's password in the Password and Verify boxes.
6. Type a hint to help the user remember the password if they have trouble remembering it at login.
7. Click Limitations and select options to determine what the user can do with the computer.

If you change your mind while you're creating a new user account, click Delete (-) to cancel.
Good Luck
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