Panther finally loaded when I used my external 52X cd burner to load the software discs. My internal drive on the pismo has had no issues so far - for example it will accept the Jaguar CD's without any problem. For some reason it doesn't like the Panther CD's.
I am just speculating... but my new G4 came with a DVD install disk (Jaguar)... so I would assume that new Apple hardware ships with DVD install disks while the "a la carte" version is issued on CD for greater backwards compatability?
I also disagree that Panther comes on DVD discs - Final Cut Pro, I can understand, since that was mean't for users with a SuperDrive, which is also a DVD-ROM drive, and considering the fact the FCP is massive in size and wouldn't fit on a single CD.
crap I'm so worried about making this switch. I used carbon cloner to barely squeak by getting my hard drive onto my 20 gig ipod (damn I should have bought the 40! lol!) so I just HOPE TO GOD I did it right an I am able to put it on a new partition and that it boots up! yikes!
My new panther should be here any minute. But boy am i nervous!