Can't Mount DMG/ISO Files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by iHateWindows, May 7, 2006.

  1. iHateWindows macrumors 6502

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    Last week, I finally had the time to upgrade to OS X 10.4.6. Today, I wanted to upgrade one of my apps. However, I got an error "(Disk Image File) Failed to mount." I tried mounting other files, but those didn't work either. How can I fix this?

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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If you open a new user account, does the problem carry across? :)
     
  3. iHateWindows thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I still get the same message, but my mac is a lot faster now.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If you Get Info on the image (from the File menu), what does it say it is using to open the image with? :)
     
  5. iHateWindows thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I get: DiskImageMounter (default), DiskUtillity, and FlashMount. Neither of these work.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  7. iHateWindows thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But the problem is, I can't open DMG files!
     
  8. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

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    The 10.4.6 updater for PPC (not the Intel or Combo version) causes Disk Utility to stop working properly. If you install the combo updater, it should work fine (it did for me mini, see sig.)
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Can you open it either through Disk Utility (through the app, not the contextual menu) or from another Mac? :)
     
  10. iHateWindows thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It is stuck on Initializing, but I'll give it an hour or so, and my Mac-using friends are having the same problem.

    UDATE: I still get the same message. The last thing I want to do is reinstall OS X, but if it is my only option, I'll do it.
     

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