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I bought a used Lombard powerbook G3 off of Ebay that came with OS X 10.1 installed and no system discs. A friend of mine loaned me some Emac grey OS X 10.3 panther DVD discs but I can't install them as my powerbook has only a CD drive. Is there any place I can go and get the DVD's transferred onto CD's rather than buying a copy from the states.
 

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Yea I thought that might be the only solution. I think i will either order Panther on CD's from one of the U.S. sources I have found or just leave the lombard as is and upgrade to a newer Mac of some sort in the near future.
 

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No dice. Only option for a Lombard is yank the drive and put it into an external Firewire case. Plug the case into something that has a FW port and a DVD drive and install onto the external.
Why not just get a SCSI enclosure and put a DVD drive in it? That should work since the Lombard can be booted from SCSI. An alternative is to enable Target Disk Mode by holdint T at boot time while the Lombard is connected to another SCSI equipped Mac which has a DVD drive. But I think you need a special SCSI adapter or cable for SCSI target disk mode, if I remember correctly. I used to have a SCSI adapter that had a switch on it that toggled between normal SCSI mode and target disk mode.

But it's probably a moot point since as mr.steevo points out, installers are often machine specific.
 
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