View Full Version : two low end questions

03-16-2002, 05:39 PM
1) anyone kow of any way to tell system updater that I *never* want to install the language updates? I'm starting to get pretty annoyed at having to tell it no everytime I check for new updates.

2) anybody know of any way to reinstall IE 5 without reinstalling OS X? In a fit of rage I deleted it, and netscape just doesn't do it for me, and iCab just doesn't cut it for some pages, specifically apple iTools...

Thanks in advance


03-16-2002, 06:53 PM
Buried in a couple posts, MacFixit utilities (http://www.macfixit.com/library/osxu.shtml) or www.VersionTracker.com, (http://www.VersionTracker.com,) is "Pacifist" that will extract programs from packages. You need to be able to navigate the OS X CD and find the "Essentials.pkg" (I'd copy it to my download folder or something). There is a screen shot the web site (http://homepage.mac.com/csrstka/) on doing just that kind of thing. Sort of like TombViewer was to OS 8/9.

Software Update: there is a menu item to ignore those items. Just select what you want to hide. you can always view them later.

You'll want CarbonCopy Cloner (http://www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html) to create a bootable backup of OS X.

Mozilla 0.9.9 is looking good OmniWeb 4.1SP57 (http://www.omnigroup.com/ftp/pub/software/MacOSX/.sneakypeek/releases/) has to be the most stable and Mac OS X friendly Cocoa browser and app.


03-18-2002, 06:30 PM
thanks Gregory, these answers help a lot, I appreciate 'em.


03-19-2002, 04:48 AM
If you have a machine that came with OS X Software Restore Disks, this will do the job.

I found this on the Apple site (bookmark now lost) thanks to a MacFixit poster, then later, from MacWorld's Chris Breen. It works great (though you need 2 MB free HD space):

1) Create a new folder.

2) Copy the disk image files on each of the restore disks into the new folder

3) Launch the Disk Copy app.

4) Drag the first Disk Image file (named something like PowerMac HD Disk 1.dmg) into the Disk Copy Window. A disk image will appear on your desk top that contains the software that originally shipped with your Mac.

5) Drag the software you want to reinstall to your HD to install it.

[This message has been edited by gt (edited 19 March 2002).]