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Can't Drag
Authored by: Anonymous on Jan 11, '06 06:14:08PM

I am trying to Install Tiger on an iMac G4 from my powerbook instalation disks. When I try to drag the OSInstall.dist to the window containing OSInstall.mpkg i get a message saying " The item "OSInstall.dist" could not be moved because "Mac OSX Install Disc 1" cannot be modified " I followed the instructions exactly as followed. Please help



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Authored by: noahtom on Jan 12, '06 03:47:13PM

You made a disk image that is read only.

Go to the Disk Utility application select your disk image you created and use the convert button on top. You will then get a save as window and in the pull down setings you can choose 'read/write'. Then save as a new image and continue with your patching of the file.

Hope this helps



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Authored by: acurarollin on Jan 22, '06 11:55:14PM

OK so I had the same problem but i went into the disc utility and under the convert menu you can convert the dmg to read/write and then you can copy the modified .dist back into the image then burn as usual, works



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Authored by: clarkent on Feb 08, '06 11:32:14PM

Just in case this problem hasnt' been solved yet, the workaround I found was in changing the permissions. Once I had created the image, I still couldn't edit the file, so I changed the permissions for the package that includes the file to my username. You'll have to authenticate to do this, but once it's done, it's able to be saved as written. For consistency, I changed the permissions back to system once I'd edited them.



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