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    seekdestroy16
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    iMac OS X question
    I just installed Panther on my iMac DV 350. Since its an imac the storage is very limited and I cannot give it a better harddrive so I need to make space. To do so, I want to delete the previously installed OS 10.2.8...is that possible?. If so how do I do it?.

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    I would think that your old version of OS X would have been replaced automatically by Panther and therefore you wouldn't need to remove anything .

    You could if you want more space quite easily replace your hard drive for a bigger one. There are lots of threads on this forum of how to do it, or you could google it. I did it myself on a 233 Rev B iMac and installed an 80GB HD.

    Hope this helps
    Paul

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    seekdestroy16
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    Quote Originally Posted by pphking
    I would think that your old version of OS X would have been replaced automatically by Panther and therefore you wouldn't need to remove anything .

    You could if you want more space quite easily replace your hard drive for a bigger one. There are lots of threads on this forum of how to do it, or you could google it. I did it myself on a 233 Rev B iMac and installed an 80GB HD.

    Hope this helps
    Paul
    When I installed Panther it added a extra 1.7 gb onto my 6 gb hard drive. If it replaced the OS (Jaguar) I would think it would take about the same amount of space. I am doing this for the next owner so it would be pointless to get a harddrive when im getting a quicksilver with a 80 gb harddrive.

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    You could download a program like 'Delocalizer' to uninstall other languages, that would give back a bit of space !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seekdestroy16
    When I installed Panther it added a extra 1.7 gb onto my 6 gb hard drive. If it replaced the OS (Jaguar) I would think it would take about the same amount of space. I am doing this for the next owner so it would be pointless to get a harddrive when im getting a quicksilver with a 80 gb harddrive.
    Why didn't you format the drive and do a clean installation of Panther? That way you can select which components are installed, and the space it occupies can be adjusted.

    BTW, if you're selling the machine, I'd suggest using Disk Utility's option to "Write Zeros" (or better yet, "Write Random Data) during the format for an extra measure of security.
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    I am totally new at installing a new OS, or deleting an OS. I will try that, thanks all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seekdestroy16
    I am totally new at installing a new OS, or deleting an OS. I will try that, thanks all.
    Oh, I see. Well if you need any help or run into any problems, feel free to send me a private message and I'll try to help you out.
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    if u got a g5 u can give it a bigger HD.

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