Help! Installer problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by qtanne08, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. qtanne08 macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2009
    Hi guys, I am new to mac and I just got my macbook from my brother. I can't install .pkg files and I can't find the Installer in Utilities. I tried searching for it and i can't find it too. My brother lost the OS cd too. I have Mac OS X 10.4.11. Please help! I dont know what to do. Thank you.
  2. surflordca macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Install files are .dmg
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    No they aren't. .dmg is a disk image. These often contain applications (that can be dragged elsewhere) or installers. Files for use with the main Apple Installer are either .pkg (package) or .mpkg (multi-package, includes multiple pkg installer files). should be in /Applications/Utilities. If it is not then you need to get a copy of the install DVD and either do a fresh OS install or use something (Pacifist is good) to get just the application you need.

    Apple will supply new system install/restore DVDs for a reasonable price: call them. Or go to your local Apple Store (if you have one) and see if a Genius can help you out with a DVD...

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