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  • disguise Level 2 Level 2 (355 points)

    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 8 Level 8 (40,340 points)

    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?

  • rhyno214 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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?

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,340 points)

    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)

  • rhyno214 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    haha, i just realized i don't have the connector for the ethernet >.<

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,340 points)

    You can buy the adaptor from an Apple Store.

  • rhyno214 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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?

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,340 points)

    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.

  • rhyno214 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    does that other computer have to be a mac, or, since it is just downloading to a td, can it be a pc?

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,340 points)

    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.

  • rhyno214 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    how can you tell how it is formatted?

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,340 points)

    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.

  • rhyno214 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,340 points)

    rhyno214 wrote:

     

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

    Yes.

  • rhyno214 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thank you so much, i am sorry for all the questions, i am just not super smart on all the little details about computer work (go figure i am in engineering graphing and design XD)