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    KKaru
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    What is on each of the 3 Panther OSX install discs?
    I'm assuming they are all necessary to install Panther, but I'm curious as to content of the discs... Thanks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by KKaru
    I'm assuming they are all necessary to install Panther, but I'm curious as to content of the discs... Thanks..
    disc1 is the main OS and BSD system, disc 2 is applications and such, apple apps like mail, safari, address book, itunes, etc and fonts and desktop pics, disc 3 isnt necessary, its just extra language installations of everything else, in case youre using more than 1 language.

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    My three, of course yours may differ.
    1. is a DVD with Panther and the option to install Classic.
    I only used the DVD as I didn't need Classic.

    2 & 3 which are CDs, contain Classic I think but it may be on the DVD, Language files, AppleWorks6 and a couple of games mixed up between them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macman
    disc1 is the main OS and BSD system, disc 2 is applications and such, apple apps like mail, safari, address book, itunes, etc and fonts and desktop pics, disc 3 isnt necessary, its just extra language installations of everything else, in case youre using more than 1 language.
    Thanks man I appreciate it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by torchy
    My three, of course yours may differ.
    1. is a DVD with Panther and the option to install Classic.
    I only used the DVD as I didn't need Classic.

    2 & 3 which are CDs, contain Classic I think but it may be on the DVD, Language files, AppleWorks6 and a couple of games mixed up between them.
    those most likely came with your mac, the ones I mentioned are the retail ones.

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    So if you're just upgrading from 10.2.8 you still need all 3 discs?

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    yea, well, the first 2 really, unless you wanna install extra languages.

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    this is related to the topic of this thread so i thought i might stick it here. on ebay there is disc 1&2 (cd's) of panther has a current price of AU$60 which is unlikely to go up much further with 3 available while all 3 are available from another ebayer for AU$120 if you buy now. i currently have Mac OS 9.2.2 installed on my iMac G3 500 and i was wondering which one would be worth my while as im not sure if i need all 3 discs or just the first two. thanx

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    You only need discs 1&2
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    cheers thanks for the quick reply

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    yes, as I said earlier in this thread, only the first 2 are required for a full installation.

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    i was just checking because im a mac newbie and having Mac OS 9 i wasnt 100% certain if it was the same

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