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    Sep 24, 2008
    Question Just re-installed OSX, now problem mounting disks
    So after about 5 years of owning my powerbook, I decided it was time to re-install OSX to fix some ongoing problems I was having. It fixed all the problems, but created more!

    I am running Panther 10.3.9 and am having issues mounting .dmg disks to my desktop (or anywhere). For instance, I download firefox from the mozilla website only to get error messages like 'the following disk images failed to mount, no mountable file systems' or 'corrupt image'
    This has happened with a number of applications I have tried to download, but has let one or two through with no issues.

    ALSO, my IPOD classic will not mount as well. But gives me an error message saying I have inserted a disk containing no volumes that Mac OS X can read. To continue with the disk inserted, click ignote. but upon doing that, I get nothing. This happened all at once so I know its not a prior mishap.

    ALSO, upon trying to download Itunes8 an error message reads something along the lines of, cannot install Itunes8 because my operating system is out of date... now... JUST before reinstalling OSX I had Itunes 7 working perfectly.

    Ughhhh.. what a show. If anyone has ANY advice whatsoever, it would be MUCH appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,


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    macgig's Avatar
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    Mar 15, 2006
    did you try fixing permissions using disk utility?

    btw, I liked panther. Solid and fast. Just like tiger.

    fyi, reinstalling the OS is among the last step to take... many people do that when they did not need too. There are perhaps 20 other things to try first when problems strike.

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    Member Since
    Sep 24, 2008
    ya, that was one of the first things I tried. it seemed to 'fix' some things, but none of the issues I wrote about.

    any other tips?

    thus far, I like Panther as well... no real complaints, til now haha. I actually did the install again for the dumbest reason ever. A long time ago, I had downloaded a bunch of fonts for photoshop. Long story short, somehow all the text everywhere changed to this brutal black metal font that I could barely read. I literally tried EVERYTHING to get it back to default, but no luck.... hah

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB PCI-e storgae StOS X.13.3
    Could it be you downloaded Firefox v3? Number of reports this version does not enjoy life with the Panther and Mozilla have considered withdrawing Panther support. Suggest downloading v. 2 and see if there is any improvement. Here is the link to that version:-

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    Sep 24, 2008
    so i'm still stuck here... any more advice is much appreciated!

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