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A typical installation of 10.3 requires me to change discs during the middle of the install. One day while messing around with partitions, I noticed my Firewire DVD drive is visible in Disk Utility ... and during the install my external drive popped open when the second disc was needed.

So, in a nutshell ... I know if you have the LaCie Porsche designed external DVD-RW, you can put the second disc in it before you start, and then install OS X without interruption. This probably works with other external drives as well...
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Skip a disk swap during installation
Authored by: tim_bissell on Aug 13, '04 12:58:52PM

This has worked fine with my old LaCie external CD-RW which I have on my cube; I believe any firewire CD/DVD drive will do the trick.



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Skip a disk swap during installation
Authored by: digiglyphics on Aug 13, '04 04:42:29PM

I second this observation.

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The DVD possibility
Authored by: paulio on Aug 13, '04 09:30:00PM
If you do lots of installs then a DVD copy of the install disks can be helpful. There are no changes of disks, and it is much faster even if you account for the disk change time. You will need a DVD writer to create the DVD.

You create a DVD installation from the regular CDs using a utility called Slippy. I havn't tried this utility.

Or, if you can get a hold of an original DVD install disk (from one of the newer machines) then just copy the DVD using Toast.

Either way, to install, startup off the DVD in the drive by holding the C key down during startup.

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