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I wiped my 1Ghz iMac drive when it came from Apple and made my own fresh OS X volume from back up. Then I heard of a game called Otto Matic that was bundled with the iMac, and really wanted to try it. I first chose to install all additional apps from the DVD itself. This resulted in the trial MS Office intsalling itself over my own copy and giving me the trial period warning everytime I ran it. Yuck. So, I deleted it, along with all extra apps.

Still curious, I tried Pacifist to see if I could install only Otto Matic. No dice. So, I then thought of Cocktail: I opened it, and under the Interface tab, I set it to display invisible items. Presto! On the iMac software DVD was a folder labeled "Images" with disk images to all the extra apps. I simply dragged Otto Matic to my desktop and installed. Nice.

[robg adds: There are other ways of seeing the invisible folders, of course, including the Terminal.]
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Time to use the "go to folder..." menu you never use
Authored by: elmimmo on Sep 12, '03 12:55:10PM

In the System DVD that came with my FW800 Dual 1.2, the name of the folder was ".Images". Just pop in the DVD and choose Go/Go to folder... and type, without quotes, "/Volumes/PowerMac G4 whatever/.Images/"



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Use Cocktail to install Software Restore applications
Authored by: blgrace on Sep 14, '03 04:15:19AM

Maybe even use Cocktails "show hidden files in finder" command might work for CD's and DVD's as well ?



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Use Cocktail to install Software Restore applications
Authored by: blgrace on Sep 14, '03 04:18:17AM

I meant on a permenent basis . . . I need some sleep... <oops>



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