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caninecritters Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Aug 29, 2012 1:32 PM

How can I download rosetta in order to run an old program?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,595 points)
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    Aug 29, 2012 1:34 PM (in response to caninecritters)

    If you're running Mac OS X 10.5.8 or earlier, it's part of the OS.

    If you're running Mac OS X 10.6 through 10.6.8, open any PowerPC application or perform a custom installation of Rosetta from the computer's install disks.

     

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  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)
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    Aug 29, 2012 1:35 PM (in response to caninecritters)

    Rosetta is not available as a separate download. If you system didn't come with Lion, you can do like I did and set up a dual boot system, where I can boot into Snow Leopard, although I use Lion almost all the time.

  • MichelPM Level 5 Level 5 (7,125 points)
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    Aug 29, 2012 1:35 PM (in response to caninecritters)

    If you're running OS X 10.5 Leopard, you do not need Rosetta.

    OS X 10.5 is the last PowerPC/Intel CPU universal OS to still run older Mac applications.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,015 points)
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    Aug 29, 2012 1:36 PM (in response to caninecritters)

    Rosetta was installed as part of Leopard. It can be found on your Leopard DVD in Optional Installs.

     

    If you try running a PPC-only application and Rosetta is not installed, the OS is supposed to install it for you.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,550 points)
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    Aug 29, 2012 2:37 PM (in response to caninecritters)

    What "old program" are you attempting to run?

     

    It sounds like you are confusing the Classic Environment with Rosetta.  Apple stopped including the option for the Classic Environment in Intel-Tiger OS X 10.4.x

  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)
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    Aug 30, 2012 8:17 AM (in response to caninecritters)

    If you're running ML, you might want to update your operating system from 10.5.8 in your profile.

     

    Rolling back to Lion wouldn't buy you anything, you would need a Snow Leopard system to run a PowerPC program under Rosetta.

  • Imaan Hisham Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 6, 2013 9:56 PM (in response to Niel)

    Niel wrote:

     

    If you're running Mac OS X 10.5.8 or earlier, it's part of the OS.

    If you're running Mac OS X 10.6 through 10.6.8, open any PowerPC application or perform a custom installation of Rosetta from the computer's install disks.

     

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    Well, I have a MacBook with 10.6.8. I don't want to lose data while installing Rosetta.

    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)
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    Jan 7, 2013 3:50 AM (in response to Imaan Hisham)

    Well, I have a MacBook with 10.6.8. I don't want to lose data while installing Rosetta.

     

    You won't.

    when you start the installer, choose Custom install. Check Rosetta and uncheck everything else, then continue.

     

    In any case you have a backup… don't you?

  • Imaan Hisham Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 18, 2013 5:11 PM (in response to noondaywitch)

    I don't have a backup. I don't have a hard drive to backup to.

     

    P.S How to check if Rosetta is already installed? And I don't have one of Apple's Time Capsules or Airport Express base stations.

  • Imaan Hisham Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 18, 2013 5:12 PM (in response to Imaan Hisham)

    And Mac OS X 10.4 is the last Mac OS X to run Classic applications.

  • Imaan Hisham Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 18, 2013 5:16 PM (in response to caninecritters)

    Best way is to set up another partition for Snow Leopard.

     

    My MacBook has 2 partitions.

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