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bagel77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I recently got amd Emac off Ebay and I am trying to do software updates.  I keep getting it connect to server.  How do i fix this.

  • bagel77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It should say cannot connect to server "belt.internal" to be exact.

  • roam Level 6 Level 6 (13,560 points)

    If the eMac is running old software like 10.3 Panther, Software Update no longer connects to Apple's server. Thye just don't support it anymore.

    You can still manually download software updates yourself if you know what you are looking for, so let us know what Mac OS your eMac has, and we could provide you a few links.

     

    To learn which Mac OS you have click on the on the menubar and then About this Mac. Post back what is says.

  • bagel77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It has 10.4.11 on it. So any help would be great

  • roam Level 6 Level 6 (13,560 points)

    You are up to date with 10.4.11 Tiger. 11 was the last update.

     

    In System Preferences > Software Update you can check on Installed Updates to see what you have. I expect you will have them all, as the previous owner probably did them.

     

    I am not sure of the last security update but it may be

    Security Update 2007-009 (OS X v10.4.11 PPC)

     

    security updates 10.4.11

     

    Note your eMac is a PPC type processor. The other one is Intel. They both can run 10.4 Tiger so that is why the two types are listed. Yours is a PowerPC Mac.

     

    Safari for 10.4 is no longer maintained by Apple so you need to use something else.

    A good web browser is TenFourFox that is still maintained by its developers.

     

    TenFourFox

  • bagel77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    okay well that's good to know.  The emac has safari on it and seems to work fine.  Should I still look for something else?  Would it be worth while upgrading to 10.5?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,025 points)

    I second roam's advice of TenFourFox.

  • bagel77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    okay why?

     

    and would I well servered going to 10.5.6 and updating to 10.5.8?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,025 points)

    Better security, can handle modern websites better, & has lots od Add-ons like N-Script, which I consider essential for safety these days.

     

    10.5.8 will have some advantages & disadvantages, mostly due to higher graphic, hard drive, & RAM demands.

     

    So we know more about it...

     

    At the Apple Icon at top left>About this Mac, report the version of OSX from that window, then click on More Info, then click on Hardware> and report this upto but not including the Serial#...

     

    Hardware Overview:

     

    Model Name: eMac

    Model Identifier: PowerMac6,4

    Processor Name: PowerPC G4 (1.2)

    Processor Speed: 1.42 GHz

    Number Of CPUs: 1

    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB

    Memory: 2 GB

    Bus Speed: 167 MHz

    Boot ROM Version: 4.9.2f1

  • bagel77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here you go.

     

      Machine Name:          eMac

      Machine Model:          PowerMac6,4

      CPU Type:          PowerPC G4  (1.5)

      Number Of CPUs:          1

      CPU Speed:          1.25 GHz

      L2 Cache (per CPU):          512 KB

      Memory:          2 GB

      Bus Speed:          167 MHz

      Boot ROM Version:          4.9.2f1

     

    And I have 60GB available on the hard drive

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,025 points)

    It will do 10.5.8 respectably then.

  • bagel77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I bought what is suppose to be a 10.5 install disc but it take's it in and then ejects it...any ides?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,025 points)

    What color is the Disc, & what is the 2z691-****-A number on it?

     

    A Gray Disc would be Machine Specific & only for IntelMacs.

  • bagel77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    here is a picphoto.JPG

    the # is 2z691-6037-A

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,025 points)

    Well, that should be the right on...

     

    2Z691-6037-A Mac OS X Version 10.5.0 Leopard...

     

    Compatible with eMac, eMac (ATI Graphics), eMac (1.0 GHz G4), eMac (USB 2.0), eMac (2005), iBook G4 (Mid 2005), iMac G5 17-inch (ALS), iMac G5 20-inch (ALS), iMac G5 (17-inch iSight), iMac G5 (20-inch iSight), iMac (Early 2006 17-inch), iMac (Early 2006 20-inch), iMac (Mid 2006 17-inch), iMac (17-inch Late 2006 CD), iMac (17-inch Late 2006), iMac (20-inch Late 2006), iMac (24-inch Late 2006), iMac (20-inch Mid 2007), iMac (24-inch Mid 2007), Mac mini, Mac mini (Late 2005), Mac mini (Early 2006), Mac mini (Late 2006), Mac mini (Mid 2007), Mac Pro, Mac Pro (8-core), MacBook (13-inch), MacBook (13-inch Late 2006), MacBook (13-inch Mid 2007), MacBook (13-inch Late 2007), MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro (17-inch), MacBook Pro (15-inch Glossy), MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo), MacBook Pro (17-inch Core 2 Duo), MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.4/2.2GHz), MacBook Pro (17-inch 2.4GHz), MacBook Pro (Early 2008), Power Mac G4 (QuickSilver), Power Mac G4 (QuickSilver 2002), Power Mac G4 (QuickSilver 2002ED), Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors), Power Mac G4 (FW 800), Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors 2003), Power Mac G5, Power Mac G5 (June 2004), Power Mac G5 (Late 2004), Power Mac G5 (Early 2005), Power Mac G5 (Late 2005), PowerBook G4 (1GHz/867MHz), PowerBook G4 (12-inch), PowerBook G4 (17-inch), PowerBook G4 (12-inch DVI), PowerBook G4 (15-inch FW800), PowerBook G4 (17-inch 1.33GHz), PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.33GHz), PowerBook G4 (15-inch 1.5/1.33GHz), PowerBook G4 (17-inch 1.5GHz), PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.5GHz), PowerBook G4 (15-inch 1.67/1.5GHz), PowerBook G4 (17-inch 1.67GHz), PowerBook G4 (15-inch Double-Layer SD), PowerBook G4 (17-inch Double-Layer SD), Xserve, Xserve (Slot Load), Xserve (Cluster Node), Xserve G5, Xserve G5 (Cluster Node), Xserve G5 (January 2005), Xserve G5 (January 2005 Cluster Node), Xserve (Late 2006)

     

    http://www.welovemacs.com/2z6916037a.html

     

    Can you possibly copy it on another Mac in Disk Utility?

     

    Oh wait, some eMacs might not read a Dual Layer DVD, I forget the specifics.

     

    Have you done a PRAM reset, CMD+Option+p+r...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379

     

    In fact, do 3 in a row, takes a bit of time.

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