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Post by Info-Mac » December 3rd, 2001, 6:30 pm

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Info-Mac Digest Mon, 03 Dec 01 Volume 18 : Issue 153

Today's Topics:

(A) MacOS X updates don't install
[A] HELP: MacOS X updates don't install
HELP: Mac OS X updates don't install
mailing long attachment
mailing long attachment
mailing long attachment
Question about printer descriptions

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Date: 3 Dec 2001 14:18:47 +0200
From: Matti Haveri
To: [email protected]
Subject: (A) MacOS X updates don't install

To update to Mac OS X 10.1.1 you have to:

-Apply the Security update
-Apply the Installer update
-Apply the 10.1.1 update

In this order. I wonder if this is mentioned in the Apple documentation,
at least I learned this the hard way.

BTW, Mac OS 10.1.1 runs OK on my stock 8600/200 with Ryan Rempel's
Unsupported UtilityX 2.0. X installed on a 75G Deskstar 75GXP via a
Sonnet Tempo ATA PCI card.

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Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 15:50:37 +0100
From: Paul Dagleish
To: [email protected]
Subject: [A] HELP: MacOS X updates don't install

>Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2001 22:47:35 +1300
>From: "Markus Winter"
>To: [email protected]
>Subject: HELP: MacOS X updates don't install
>MIME-Version: 1.0
>
>Hi all,
>
>I finally took the plunge and installed MacOS X. I upgraded my classic OS to
>9.2.1, then upgraded OS X to 10.1. I tried installing 10.1.1 but couldn't -
>and remembered there was an updated installer which is required for "future
>system updates". So I downloaded the updated installer - but I can't install
>it. I start the installer, enter the administrator password, agree to the
>licence ... and then all partitions are greyed out. I can't select any (and
>yes, there is enough space - about 1.5 GB free on my MacOS X partition).
>
>Anyone has any thoughts on this?
>
>Best Regards
>
>Markus
>
>--
>
>Dr. Markus Winter
>1st Floor, Room 15
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>University of Auckland
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>Tel: 0064 (0)9 373 7599 (wait for message then type extension) 3960
>Fax: 0064 (0)9 373 7497
>mobile: 021 150 9621

Markus,
You have to install the security update first
(http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n120069), then installer update,
then the 10.1.1 update!

Have fun
Paul
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Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 10:32:26 -0600
From: David Brand
To: "Markus Winter"
Subject: HELP: Mac OS X updates don't install

>Hi all,
>
>I finally took the plunge and installed MacOS X. I upgraded my classic OS to
>9.2.1, then upgraded OS X to 10.1. I tried installing 10.1.1 but couldn't -
>and remembered there was an updated installer which is required for "future
>system updates". So I downloaded the updated installer - but I can't install
>it. I start the installer, enter the administrator password, agree to the
>licence ... and then all partitions are greyed out. I can't select any (and
>yes, there is enough space - about 1.5 GB free on my MacOS X partition).
>
I think that if you are using an IDE hard disk with a partition, then
the partition that holds OSX must be in the first 7 or 8 GB of the
disk (mine is partitioned to 7.76 GB and it works). Quirky, I
know...but it bamboozled me for quite a while. There is a technote
somewhere regarding this.

Hope it helps!

-David Brand

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Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 08:47:10 -0800
From: "Fanning, Alan W. (PS, NE)"
To: Nick Pappas
Subject: mailing long attachment

A couple of thoughts...

Has she tried compressing the file before sending (using Stuffit, for
example)?

If she created the original pdf file with Adobe Acrobat, she might be able
to save the file in sections and send the sections independently to you.
That sounds awkward, though.

There are ways of archiving files which allows them to be broken up for
sending (or put on floppies in the old days) but I don't recall the software
used. Stuffit might allow this.

Going way back, we used to have to transmit everything as an ASCII test
file, before attached files became common. To do this, you would binhex or
uuencode a file, which turned it into an ASCII text equivalent which looked
like "garbage". At the other end you would unencode the file into it's
native format. To make the tansferred file smaller, you would just chop it
up into sections and transmit these separately, recombining them at the
receiving end before unencoding.

Alan

-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Pappas [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2001 7:04 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: mailing long attachment

Someone is trying to send a long .pdf to me as an e-mail attachment,
but it is too long for her mail server to deal with. Is there a way
to break up a .pdf file into smaller segments and mail them? or
another way to get the file from her to me?

thanks for any suggestions,

Nick Pappas
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Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2001 09:29:17 -0800
From: Robyn Phillips
To: Info-Mac
Subject: mailing long attachment

on 2/12/01 19:04, Nick Pappas wrote:

> Someone is trying to send a long .pdf to me as an e-mail attachment,
> but it is too long for her mail server to deal with. Is there a way
> to break up a .pdf file into smaller segments and mail them? or
> another way to get the file from her to me?
>

What about uploading to an iDisk and then downloading it at the other end?

Robyn

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Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 12:58:21 -0600
From: "Chaz Larson [mailing lists]"
To: Nick Pappas , [email protected]
Subject: mailing long attachment

At 10:04 PM -0500 12/2/01, Nick Pappas wrote:
>Someone is trying to send a long .pdf to me as an e-mail attachment,
>but it is too long for her mail server to deal with. Is there a way
>to break up a .pdf file into smaller segments and mail them? or
>another way to get the file from her to me?

Compress it? If it's still too big, Stuffit can segment archives. I can't recall offhand if the full version of Stuffit is required or if DropStuff will do that.

Put it on an ftp site? Perhaps an iDisk. Hopefully this PDF isn't bigger than 20Mb.

chazl

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Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 13:04:48 -0600
From: "Chaz Larson [mailing lists]"
To: Jon Krocker , [email protected]
Subject: Question about printer descriptions

At 11:43 PM -0600 11/29/01, Jon Krocker wrote:
>I noticed that my PM5400/200 has 2 different printer descriptions,
>Laserwriter IIG v2010.113 and the other is Laserwriter IIG v2010.130.
>Whats the difference?

That number is the "version" of the printer. the "130" model is a little newer than the "113". The differences between the two mainly have to do with installed memory, it appears.

Use the LaserWriter driver's auto-setup feature, and you can then discard the one which isn't used.

chazl

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