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Problem with .dmg files

1516 Views 35 Replies Latest reply: Oct 11, 2012 11:48 AM by rhyno214 RSS
  • disguise Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)
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    Oct 10, 2012 12:24 PM (in response to rhyno214)

    Just to be clear...you're not having problems downloading a disk image file - the download worked fine. You're having problems mounting what you think should be a mountable file system in the disk image. You can use the "Disk Utility" to gain information and even verify the format, etc. I would research the problem from the point-of-view that your disk image does not contain a recognizable UNIX file system. Where did this disk image come from?

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)
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    Oct 10, 2012 12:26 PM (in response to disguise)

    disguise wrote:

     

    Just to be clear...you're not having problems downloading a disk image file - the download worked fine.

    The correct size for the file is 654MB, the file that the OP downloaded is 452MB.

     

    How does that equate with your statement that the download worked fine?

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)
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    Oct 10, 2012 12:31 PM (in response to rhyno214)

    rhyno214 wrote:

     

    I didn't notice that... I have tried re-downloading it three times now and it always comes up short of 654 MB, could this be due to the fact that i am using campus wireless?

    Quite likely, can you use an ethernet connection instead of wireless (wireless is the least reliable and slowest method you can choose)

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)
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    Oct 10, 2012 12:36 PM (in response to rhyno214)

    You can buy the adaptor from an Apple Store.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)
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    Oct 10, 2012 12:42 PM (in response to rhyno214)

    rhyno214 wrote:

     

    ok, i was watching the download the entire time, and it seems to get about halfway there and then just jump to completion. can i download it to a thumb drive from a different computer and transfer the .dmg to this one?

    That will work if the download completes correctly, if the 'different' computer is on the same network it may not, but at least we'll know where the fault lies if that happens.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)
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    Oct 10, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to rhyno214)

    If the thumb drive is formatted as FAT32, and you download directly to it there should be no problem, do not use an NTFS formatted drive.

     

    And copy the dmg to your Mac before you install.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)
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    Oct 10, 2012 12:51 PM (in response to rhyno214)

    In Windows right click on My Computer, select Manage, select Disk Management and you can read the format from there. The vast majority of Thumb Drives are FAT32 (unless very large 128G and up are usually NTFS, 8G is what you need and most likely will be FAT32). If you don't check all you will lose is a little time so it's up to you.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)
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    Oct 10, 2012 12:55 PM (in response to rhyno214)

    rhyno214 wrote:

     

    it says the format is MS-DOS (FAT) is that the same as FAT32?

    Yes.

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