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Mac OS Updater
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Mac OS Updater9.1

09 January 2001

Update MacOS 9.0.x to 9.1 with added features.

Overview

Mac OS 9.1 Updater is designed to support today's Mac OS 9 customers and ease the transition for tomorrow's Mac OS X customers. The Mac OS 9.1 upda te delivers additional support for Multiple Users and iTools services, and Sherlock 2 has a new channel, Entertainment, making it easy to find movi e reviews or your favorite song.

Note: The 6100, 7100, and 8100 class Apple computers require a Mac OS 9.1 full install CD to upgrade to Mac OS 9.1. Also, the Mac OS X Public Beta and Mac OS 9.1 are not compatible. If you install Mac OS 9.1, the Classic environment in the Mac OS X Public Beta will no longer function.

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51 Reviews of Mac OS Updater

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Anonymous
10 January 2001
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Please! Post the International English version as well!!!!
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ChaseLaguna
03 June 2013
Version: 9.1
This link is now broken and apple no longer hosts this file.
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whin
26 January 2005
Version: 9.1
update soft for best work
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12 September 2002
Version: 9.1
I need to know if somebody having problems with Epson 740 when installing 9.1 on 9.0.4, has a solution for getting printing again on 9.1. I will really thank you for the information
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Anonymous
04 March 2002
Version: 9.1
Very good update just dissappointed some of the features were not put in but it has the features there imagine all the 5s as 6s
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Anonymous
14 February 2001
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I'm afraid this is a lost cause for me anyway. Absolutely impossibe to install. Maybe I could do it from a disc but not this way. Is it going to impede my progress getting into 0SXif I don't have this first?
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Anonymous
12 February 2001
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9.1 seems much faster and more stable than 9.0.4. Everything is running much smoother on my iMac and I haven't had to restart since I upgraded weeks ago when the software was first released. Unless you rely on one of the few software titles that are currently incompadable with 9.1 you should definitly upgrade. The extra speed and the greatly reduced need to restart have definitly made my life easier
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Anonymous
11 February 2001
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VERY GOOD SYSTEM UPGRADE
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darkangel
10 February 2001
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this new version is going better and smoother than the 9.04 for sure but few little problems which are just or unsefull or just boring: windows ( windows PC) not usefull and totally stupid for Mac/ the sound manager, problem it goes along everytime you do something and is very loud! i don't wnat the sound to tell me i'm login on internet or fax 'cos i don't need it and it wakes up the neighboors!!! i don't wnat sound so why do u want me to get it?!!! in the overall it's ok but messy with the folders as i used to have my own places and you just messed around and it's not your computer! an application for me it's not an utility so i put in application! and other things like this boring, just don't make your own computer and leave us leading our computer! Mac is Mac not Pc (I hate them!) so don't try to make Pc users understanding Mac because i don't understand Pc's
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Pathqld
09 February 2001
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I installed 9.1 0n my iMac 350 over 9.0.4 and it certainly seems fractionly faster. certainly more stable. the only probblem I found was the modem scripts, I had to revert to the original V90 script but that works fine. When using 9.0.4 I hadt to use V34 script but the V90 works great now. No proplem with Umax 1220S Scanner or Epson 740 Printer or Brother 1250 laser. I like it
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francoise-1
04 February 2001
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I installed MacOs 9.1n no problem, then had to re-install 9.04. I could not use my Epson Stylus Pro 5000 via postcript or else, or make a pdf because of this conflict in between Suitcase 9 and the OS. Extensis suggests to go to the control panel Suitcase 9 MenuFonts, add a space after the tilda (~) so that it loads before ATM. I don't have the material time to re-install Mac OS 9.1 at the moment, but eventually I will on my 8500 with its upgraded G3 processor which I overclock at 490 Mhz. I cannot do without printing proofs and pdfs to my clients, but I will, for I noticed it was faster than 9.04, had new features like acceleration for older Macs, and will be I think an improvement in stability. One other problem I noticed, TechTool Pro 3 and 3.02 cannot not read the system file and fly over it. Really annoying but TechTool Pro will hopefully have a remedy. All the values I put in the underneath box can just be hopeful, from the glance I experienced, with the problems mentioned eventually solved. One can as well mention the unhelpfulness of Apple, when you have to pay to report bugs, and do not receive proper feed back.
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Anonymous
03 February 2001
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I've noticed that MacOS 9.1 conflics with Suitcase 8.x and 9.x.
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Anonymous
29 January 2001
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great
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29 January 2001
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for any musicians who are thinking of using 9.1, after the download I read the READ ME file which suggested I call any non-mac software companies to check on compatibility, which I did. I use Finale 2001 extensively. As soon as I told the tech I was getting ready to install 9.1, before I was finished with the sentence, she said DON"T DO IT! There are known incompatibilities, and codamusic has not had a chance to test the OS thorughly yet. I suspect the same may be true for many other vendors.
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delhux
21 January 2001
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Absolutely the WORST release of a Mac OS ever. I have never had as many problems with any release of this OS as I have had with 9.1. The OS itself appeared to be quite stable, for the first few days; when I attempted to load images off of a SmartMEdia card, things began to go downhill. OS 9.1 did something to the formating or directory settings of the smartmedia card, which in effect erased all the images I had stored (very important insurance related images), the card still reported the appropriate amount of disk space being used for the images, but the files and foldes that contained them could not be found. So I launched ResEdit to try to find them, no success. I tried FileBuddy, no success. At this point I turned to TechTool to try to recover data off of the disk, TechTool wouldn't recognize the Smart card as a valid volume, so I made a disk image of it. TechTool wouldn't recognize that either. So I tried Norton Utilities, only to get the same results. At this point I decided to burn the disk image onto a CD-R and see if those apps would recognize a CD-R with that disk image burn; but wait, I can't do that because Toast won't find my CD burner over the USB channel! I check for updated Toast software (I have already done likewise for the digital film reader I'm using, a Lexar Media USB Universal film reader), no luck I already have the most current version. So I finally decide that it would be best if I just remove OS 9.1 and go back to OS 9.0.4, oh no no no, this won't be happening...why? Because the OS 9.1 installer doesn't have a remove option, OS 9.0.4 won't install over 9.1, OS 9.0 CD can't install over 9.1 either, instead it suggests that I perform I clean install...I have done clean installs before and I am not interested in having my time consumed by manually moving all my third party system software back and forth. If Apple could have just made it simpler to downgrade their terrible software, I wouldn't have to go through all this BS. All I have to say, is that if you are using anything besides a keyboard and mouse connected to your computer, this upgrade is definitely not for you. If you are actually using your Mac and interface with third part hardware, and are not having any major problems with 9.0.4, then my best advice is to fuck this piece of shit OS "enhancement".
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d2f
18 January 2001
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Very smooth installation, merged with my 9.0.4 without any real hang ups or problems. I had to re-install Toast and Entrega software. Toast did work but hung up on verification after burning a CD. Entrega USB to serial adapter USB driver was lost after 9.1 installation and had to be re-installed to work. So far no problems running 9.1 on my 9500/200 here at work and my iMac DV at home. It might be my imagination but 9.1 seems to run a little faster than 9.0.4 and I like the increased disk cache settings and other little improvements made to the OS. So far the OS 9.1 is very stable and has not crashed or cause any programs to hang or act funny. Features: better than 9.0.4 Ease of use: very straight forward installation and just "mac" perfect. Value: free, so value is the best Stability: excellent so far
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Anonymous
16 January 2001
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epson printer drivers & fax STF 5.0.5 drivers non-functional you can select them in the chooser, but they don't work !
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15 January 2001
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Files part "b" 4,9,12 keep downloading corrupted after several tries! Have been getting a "CRC" error on file 4... 9 & 12 just say corrupted... Guess I'll have to order the CD... What a rip off!
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Anonymous
14 January 2001
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Remember that the 9.1 update often erases all your Energy Savings preferences (it did mine on a Yikes G4 when I updated from 9.04). You may be able to get deep sleep to work again if you reset your preferences there.
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Anonymous
13 January 2001
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If you have DSL be careful! I had to reinstall my dsl PPP software (Enternet 300) and was eventually able to get a connection. However, download speeds were half of that in 9.0.4. Open Transport is a newer version. I switched back to 9.0.4 and everything's fast again. I'm not upgrading until I'm sure that my software is supported in 9.1.
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Anonymous
13 January 2001
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A solution to the archive 4 download problem is to use a download manager. I was able to retrieve all the files using a PC with GoZilla download software, anyone (un)fortunate enough to own a Wintel machine could use the same software too, I suppose.
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J-Mueller-MacUpdate
12 January 2001
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On my PowerBook G3/400 (pismo) the update installed without problems. The only problem that I'm experiencing due to the update is that my Mac will no longer go to sleep. Even when I close the PowerBook it stays awake with a glowing Apple logo.
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Anonymous
12 January 2001
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Day 3. Not very happy. My hard disc partition with OS 9.1 one on became corrupted. 1331 files 'cross linked' according to Norton Utilities, and unable to be repaired. I had to erase the hard drive and do a fresh install of everything. This has never happened before, is this due to Os 9.1, or just a coincedence? Hp Deskjet 970cxi still not working.
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12 January 2001
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After Dark 4.04 doesn't work with 9.1
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Anonymous
12 January 2001
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Had 56K modem, took a while to download but it went smoothly w/no problems. I'm getting DSL next month when it's available in my area, can't wait for it. One reader "Very Secretive" mentioned about his problems with his HP 970Cxi. My HP 970Cxi works perfectly but will watch out for any possible problems. Everything works perfectly and seems to run better too. Had little minor problems with 9.0.4 previously, so far those problems hasn't shown up yet. Keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well.
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Anonymous
12 January 2001
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I was able to decompress Archive 4 with the out of memory error when I copyed the file to my second partition that had 2 gig of space even thought I had 958 k left on the first partition. I still got the error message but it did uncompress the file. Hope this helps.
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Anonymous
11 January 2001
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Day 2.... Initial joy at Hp deskjet 9700cxi printer working was premature. It now refuses to work. Otherwise every thing is running smoothly.
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Anonymous
11 January 2001
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Just an update on day 2. It seems that this new OS reacts to certain image files oddly. There is also some slight change in my Dreamweaver 3 application. I even re-installed the app and the change was there. Anyone else with explaination?
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Apple User
11 January 2001
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For Stuffit memory errors - find the expander 5.5 and increase the memory using the 'Info' command and raise it to 4028k. The cleared the memory error. And don't worry about the CRC error. It didn't stop my installations.
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Anonymous
11 January 2001
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Downloaded all archieves except 1 an 4. Tried many times but keep getting the following error messages. Archieve 1 message:"The ShrinkWrap engine has reported an error". Archieve 4 messages: "Unable to decompress this archieve. Not enough memory" or "Unable to decompress this archieve because of a CRC error". All help will be appreciated.
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Anonymous
11 January 2001
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I can not get by the 4 archive because it will not decompress and the installer does not work with out the file. Does anyone have a work around?
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Anonymous
11 January 2001
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I live in Japan and have International English on my computer. I couldn't believe it when I heard that the updater requires me to buy the CD (currently listed at $110 at the Japan Apple Store) so I can update my Japanese Language Kit. What are they thinking about? A good number of people who use International English also use it with another language requiring the language kit. Obviously Apple is more interested in soaking up the red ink than in providing service to customers.
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nmincone
11 January 2001
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Installation went off without a hitch aside from RamDoubler needing to reinstalled (but that happens more often than we'd like anyway). Speed seems a bit faster, see remark above regarding some folding changing by the OS. After I rebooted there were over 280MB of temporary rescued items from the system. I deleted those and gained some realestate. Nice! I'd install it- it's pretty smoothe and a step closer to OS X. Got for it!
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Gary Zasuwa
11 January 2001
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I had ALL the problems listed earlier because I didn't follow the instructions. Apple insists that you should start up your computer with the 9.0 or 9.04 CD. I did that....and.....every error mentioned here VANISHED! Completely smooth install. (iMac & G3 systems) Still had the CRC error on disk image 4 - but that's not part of the installation snafu's.
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Anonymous
11 January 2001
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OK, here is the fix for the "error reading the file 'Big Morsels' thing. The actual download here is not corrupted, even though the 4th volume gives an error from Stuffit Expander. The Big Morsels error is an old error that crops up every time Apple updates their system software. If you have added lots of sound files to your system file the file gets "too big" for the updater to handle. Remove any added sound files from your system file (actually I just removed all of them and it worked). Also (and don't ask me why) TURN ON VIRTUAL MEMORY. The 'Big Morsels' error will go away and the OS 9.1 updater downloaded here will then install completely.
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Anonymous
11 January 2001
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i loaded 9.1 in six minutes, was it worth the wait. Yes. I think so! It certainly has kept me occupied
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Anonymous
11 January 2001
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I downloaded 9.1 at about 5:20 pm with a cable modem. The 'dl' took all of 10 minutes. I too got warnings about the "un-stuffing" thing and the warning on #4 as well. I just ignored them. After all we are getting the application in pieces, of course it is acting weird. I then took all the files and placed them in 1 folder on my desktop. I 2x clicked on the first one, which is listed at the bottom, and it just went. I am adding extentions slowly back....I want to see the problems coming. Sherlock is interesting now......check it out.
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Dr_G
10 January 2001
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I too have had the problem with archive 4. I have tried downloading it from virtually every Mac Download site on the web. No luck. Has anyone found a way to download archive 4 successfully? I keep getting the "Unable to decompress this arcive due to CRC error" message. Please let me know if you have a solution. Dr_G
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Anonymous
10 January 2001
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Initially the international English version would not load off the apple site. A few hours later it downloaded perfectly in about 12 minutes. The installation was quick and easy, and so far no problems. In fact things are working better than before my new Hp Deskjet 970cxi now works perfectly. Under 9.0.4, even with the latest drivers it refused to print scans from my AGFA Snap Scan Touch. A good job welldone.
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Anonymous
10 January 2001
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I downloaded 9.1 in about 3.5 hours; installed it with no problems at all; everything is working fine,everything seems to be working faster
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Anonymous
10 January 2001
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It is top not 1 error and it is great to use
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Anonymous
10 January 2001
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A bit about my experiences so far: First, I was able to download the update from macupdates.com at about 78K/sec. There was a complaint about a shrink wrap engine error at first, but it seems that there was an attempt to reconcile the entire archive after downloading only the first piece. I ignored the error, and after downloading all pieces, everything went smoothly. Before the update my system was using 58.8 MB RAM according to the "About this Macintosh" panel in the apple menu. Now it claims 65.6 MB. I changed nothing in the extensions manager, just went through it to make sure that no extensions were loading that I had previously disabled. I can't say I'm happy with the way everything in the hard drive has been rearranged. There is a new folder called "Applications (Mac OS 9)" that includes the contents of my previous Applications folder, the Apple Extras folder, Sherlock 2, Graphing Calculator, Quicktime, Apple CD Audio Player, etc. My "Utilities" folder was also moved into this "Applications (Mac OS 9)" folder. There is also a "Documents" folder which contains my previous "Documents" folder (made by Final Cut Pro and also containing "Microsoft User Data" created by Office 2001). This new "Documents" folder also contained the installer logs. A word about folder icons: The new "Applications (Mac OS 9)" folder assumed the applications folder icon, and I was unable to change its name back to simply "Applications". Instead I created a new folder called "Applications" and placed things as I preferred. I trashed the "Applications (Mac OS 9)" folder (empty) and the folder entitled ""Applications" which I created did not regain the icon, even after rebuilding the desktop. My old "Documents" folder inside the newly created one had the old documents folder icon, the new one did not. My Utilites folder, neither inside the "Applications (Mac OS 9)" nor outside of it regained it's previous utilities icon. Any applications with custom folders retained their icons. Not that this is a major problem, but I find it interesting to note that not only is OS 9.1 rearranging the directory structure (completely fouling up my Drag Thing preferences), it is toying with custom icons, as well. Other than this, I have not noticed anything outstanding about the update. Interesting comments from the installation log: - Did not replace “CarbonLib”, because the existing file is newer than the file to be installed. The rest of the log was pretty self explanatory, mostly updates, with a few removals, such as: - Removed “vBigNum”. - Removed “vectorOps”. - Removed “vMathLib” Also there was the ever present replacement of items previously deleted such as all of the standard modem and printer descriptions. another major note is the existence of the new menu "window" in the finder which allows you (obviously) to select from open windows. I can't really commentn on its stability yet, nor really rate its features, as I can't seem to notice too many new ones.
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Anonymous
10 January 2001
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Got the same errors the people below spoke off, but continued with installation anyway....and it worked with no problems. Thanks MacUpdate, I've been trying to get this from Apple with no luck!
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Anonymous
10 January 2001
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Thank God I didn't have any problems! Smooth download, no StuffIt Errors. Just Great
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Anonymous
10 January 2001
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Archive 4 is damaged! "Not enough memory error", however the .smi is created however I suspect that it is damaged. I was able to option-click download archive 1 to the folder containing the other 14 .smi files and I did not get the error. Tim
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Anonymous
10 January 2001
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I have only download part 1 so far, but have been given an "error" message after unstuffing it... what's up with that?
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Anonymous
10 January 2001
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No luck, I still get the same error when I try to install. "Problem reading file 'Big System Morsels'."
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Anonymous
10 January 2001
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The error with unstuffing part one (I think) is that the entire 70 meg .smi file tries to load when the first part is unstuffed, and if you don't have all the parts Shrinkwrap will give you an error. I just downloded the first part again with all the other parts in the same folder and no longer get the error. Whether or not I can actually install from this download I wll find out now....
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Anonymous
10 January 2001
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I also get unstufing errors on part 4, and although the whole image loads when the all 15 parts are completed, I get failed installations with a "problem reading 'Big System Morsels' (one of the installation tomes within the finished .smi install image) error.
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Anonymous
10 January 2001
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It appears that some of the archives on the Macupdate server contain errors. Archive 1 has a -47 error when decoding from .bin to the .smi Other archives might have other problems. When attempting to install the updater I received the message: Installation of Mac OS 9.1 was stopped due to an error. Reason: Problems were encountered reading the source file “Big System Morsels”. Installation cannot continue.
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10 January 2001
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Watch your international English, maroon. Thank you Macupdate!!!
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Anonymous
10 January 2001
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Please! Post the International English version as well!!!!
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