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  1. #1
    Joel
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    Unsuccessful SoftwareLoading Attempt - Why?
    I downloaded a bit of software said to be made to operate on OS-X and when I attempted the set-up (installation), I got the following message:


    MacWasherŽ X Install Volume.1.dmg: no mountable file systems


    As I have only begun to get acquainted with Mac and with OS-X in about the last 10 days, I'm completely puzzled by the message and by what it is referring to.

    What does it mean? What can I do about it?

    Thanks.

    Joel

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    thas a problem with the file you downloaded, this sounds like s antivirus/adware/spyware app, if so, there are NONE of these things on mac.

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    Joel
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    No, it's a "scrubber" (privacy software). And it was downloaded at a made-for-Mac-software (supposedly OS-X) site.

    Thanks, though.

    Any other ideas about why the message and what I can do?

    J.

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    try downloading from another site or mirror. what do you mean by privacy? just turn on your firewall and your set. there are no viruses/adware/spyware on mac, and with your FW on, no one can ever hack in. is this app even necessary?

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    DRIVEN
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    incomplete download maybe?

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    Joel
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    Thanks for the post, Driven. But what does "mountable file systems" mean? (Like I said in my original post, that's what I got as a message from my Mac about why the program would not install.)

    I'm a switcher from long-term PC use, and the term means nothing to me.

    I want to solve my immediate problem, but I want to understand a more general principle, so I can avoid trouble in the future or at least get out of trouble.

    J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRIVEN
    incomplete download maybe?
    i second that

    and what macman is saying...just turn on your firewall
    -chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel
    Thanks for the post, Driven. But what does "mountable file systems" mean? (Like I said in my original post, that's what I got as a message from my Mac about why the program would not install.)

    I'm a switcher from long-term PC use, and the term means nothing to me.

    I want to solve my immediate problem, but I want to understand a more general principle, so I can avoid trouble in the future or at least get out of trouble.

    J.
    this means the file is a .dmg, when double clicked, it should mount a disc image, like a hard drive, all white, its like putting in a cd, this error means theres nothing to 'mount', an incomplete download or a corrupt original file from the site.

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    i suggest trying to re-download it from multiple mirrors to see which mirror works.
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