5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 12, 2008 10:20 PM by Don Archibald
saildancerchacha Level 1 (0 points)
I am attempting to install the Apple USB driver 1.4.1 on my PowerMac 7600/132 to be able to use a newer printer. This computer does not have internet access and is a stand alone financial computer running Quick Books Pro.

Mac OS 8.6
128 MB Ram
132 MHZ

I purchased a Keyspan USB PCI Card - UPCI-2
This is a USB 1.1 device and supports "Mac OS 8.6 (or later)
Internet connection required to install driver under Mac OS 8.6 - 9.0


Current USB Extensions
USB Device Extension 1.2 111K Apple yes Enabled Yes
USB Support 1.2 98 K Apple yes Enabled Yes

I have downloaded the USB 1.4.1 driver from the apple download center
http://download.info.apple.com/AppleSupport_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/English-North_American/Macintosh/USBUpdates/

And copied all file to a Zip disc

Files included
About USB Adapter Card Wed, Jan 12,2000 9K
Install USB Adapter Card Thur Feb 24, 2000 29K
Installer Fri Aug15,1997 193K
USB Adapter Card Tome Thur Feb 24, 2000 320K

When I start the install it initiates and then a dialog box opens

"Please insert the disc:
USB Adapter Card Support"

Keyspan was unable to advise any solution.

Any thoughts?

Thanks for your suggestions

Spencer

Power Macintosh 7600/132, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier
  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 (46,565 points)
    Not sure why you are getting this message. Put the installer file on you desktop & then do the install.

    BTW - Install the USB PCI card before you install the software.

     Cheers, Tom

  • saildancerchacha Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the suggestion...

    Unfortunately it did not change the outcome. I tried both from the hard drive and the Zip drive. Same result.

    The PCI card is installed

    Thanks, Spencer
  • Limnos Level 8 (47,161 points)
    This is not a solution but a workaround. Get a copy of Tomeviewer and extract the files that way. I believe they just go into the System/extensions folder.
  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 (46,565 points)
    I did this years ago when I had a PM6500 running 8.6 & added a USB PCI card, but know I didn't have the problem you are having.

    When I downloaded from the link you provided, I got this file USBCard_Support1.4.1.smi.bin. After using Stuffit Expander, I got this file +USB Card Support 1.4.1.smi+, which is the installer. I don't have a Mac running 8.6, so I can't try the install.

    Suggest you do this. Put the smi.bin file in a folder on your desktop & then uncompress using Stuffit. This will yeild the .sim file. Then double click the .sim file. Did you get the message "+Please insert the disc: USB Adapter Card Support+" when you double clicked the .sim file? Or some other file?

    When you downloaded the smi.bin file did you use a Mac or a PC & then put on a Zip disc? What computer did you use to uncompress to get the .sim file?

     Cheers, Tom
  • Don Archibald Level 10 (101,340 points)
    I believe that Tom is correct. The installer for the software is probably coded to be run from the disk image which is mounted when the .smi file is double-clicked, and when it can't find that disk image (which the Mac views as if it were a disk, and which would be named "USB Adapter Card Support") it balks.