When I insert the installer disk, it tells me I can't install unless Iam running OSX 10.4.8 or later. I am currently running 10.4.11. When Ifirst bought the printer, I was running 10.3.x so I bought the upgradeand installed it. How can I make it recognize that I am running the right system? Or, where can I download the software I actually need?
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If you are referring to unlocking it from a password lock and you dont know the password. Insert your OSX install disk and once it boots up you can go to utilities on the top bar and hit DISK UTILITY and then you will be able to reformat the drive and re install OSX. You will lose any data THATS ON THE COMPUTER BUT
Pre 10.7 you are provided OSx Disks. Simply insert the Disk and the installer will appear on your screen, run through that, it will reboot and starup off the disk. At the option of installation destination you can change the option to erase the Hard Drive and install.
Post 10.7 you will need to restart/power on your mac and hold the Option key [left of the CMD key] and you will see your hard drive and a recovery partition. Same process after that..
1. If the Operating system is a 64 bit operating system and you try running a CD that is geared to a 32 bit operating system it will not work properly. It is not compatible. Drivers for the device are 32 bit and your operating system is for 64 bits.
Try holding down ALT while booting up and select Macintosh HD. If that doesn't work try inserting your mac osx install CD or DVD restart hold down ALT. Select the CD using the arrow keys after the CD has loaded go up to the drop down menus and go to disk utility, then click on your main boot disk (macintosh HD) and under the First AID tab (if your using osx) click verify permissions and restore permissions, then click verify disk and repair disk. Try to boot up. If this doesn't work restart leaving work mac osx CD in hold down D then follow the disk checker steps. This will tell you if there are any errors on your disk (hard drive). If there are you need to get it fixed or replaced.
Try holding down ALT while booting up and select Macintosh HD. If that doesn't work try inserting your mac osx install CD or DVD restart hold down ALT. Select the CD using the arrow keys after the CD has loaded go up to the drop down menus and go to disk utility, then click on your main boot disk (macintosh HD) and under the First AID tab (if your using osx) click verify permissions and restore permissions, then click verify disk and repair disk. Try to boot up. If this doesn't work restart leaving work mac osx CD in hold down D then follow the disk checker steps. This will tell you if there are any errors on your disk (hard drive). If there are you need to get it fixed or replaced. If none of this works you will need to buy a 8.1gb pen drive mac osx 10.6 update ($30 USD) then follow the instructions from http://www.maciverse.com/installing-snow-leopard-onto-an-external-hard-drive.html to create a temporary start up disk. Then go to your old Hard Drive Macintosh HD (should be on the desktop) and copy/backup important files and then turn off and get a new hard drive try Ebay and ask if it will fit your macbook by using your model number found under your battery. Find instructions for install or take the hard drive to a pc shop and ask for them to switch them over. If they don't copy your old files you will need to do a fresh install with your mac osx cd/dvd.
Note: You can use the pendrive as a temporary for as long as you want, to select it hold down ALT at startup and select the disk thats not macintosh hd or a cd/dvd. If you can't find an 8.1gb pen drive get a 16gb pendrive.
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Start from your Mac OS X Install disc: Insert the installation disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.
When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)
Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do,
you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.
Click the First Aid tab.
Click the disclosure triangle to the left of the hard drive icon to display the names of your hard disk volumes and partitions.
Select your Mac OS X volume.
Click Repair. Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk.
"Ubuntu" is a Linux operating system, not a Windows operating system. It will not run any windows programs or autoplay any windows CD's unless you have an "emulator" or hypervisor installed, which is not by default.
Here is a link to the Ubuntu website that you can browse to find out more information on that Operating System - http://www.ubuntu.org
There you can research the running of a Windows emulator called "WINE" (much to detailed to get into here). Or you can purchase a 3rd party hypervisor, such as VMware Workstation, that will run a virtualized copy of a Windows operating system (such as XP) inside Ubuntu.
Long story short - you cannot use your Windows disks in this laptop with Ubuntu operating system installed without a add-on emulator or program.
I work for kodak and this is actually a very easy fix.
The MAC OS 10.4.11 won't install off the cd only the website.
The cd sees that the OS is 10.4.1 not 10.4.11 just a glitch and the fix is installing from the website.
And no you need at least 10.4.8 to run the kodak printer on macs.