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Mounting failed I have a new hard drive in my G4.  I am getting a "mounting failed" message when trying to download several programs that I have used easily on my old drive -- Skype and VLC video driver are two of them.  I notice that a "Tuk Tuk" user had the same problem with skype on 9/28 (2 months ago) with no solution posted.  Any suggestions?  I really need to get this up before Friday.  Thanks in advance.

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Check that your Mac HD is not full, and that the software you are downloading is for the same Mac OS version.

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Assuming your OS is 10.3.9 or superior, of course, since Skype does not work on 10.2.x.

The "Mounting Failed" error is usually called by an incomplete DMG file i.e. the file stopped dopwnloading before it was complete.
n any case your best bet is to re-download the file and try again.

Unfortunately, Skype will not run on a G3. From the Mac download page:

System requirements
* Mac computer with G4 800 Mhz processor or faster.
* Mac OS X v10.3.9 Panther or later.
* For higher-resolution video a faster processor (Core 2 Duo) and a broadband connection with at least 384kbps upload speeds.
* 512 MB RAM.
* 40 MB free disk space on your hard drive.
* Microphone and speakers or headset.
* Download drivers for your webcam.
* Internet connection (broadband is best, GPRS is not supported for voice calls, and results may vary on a satellite connection).

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What is the OS of your computer? If you are using Windows Vista, you need to disable the "User Account Control" on your computer when you are installing VLC or Skype.

What is the exact error message that you are getting on the computer?

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Repair Disk Permission on all drives.

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