Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16
  1. #1
    Why all of a sudden i need ROSETTA

    Member Since
    Dec 13, 2010
    Posts
    4
    Why all of a sudden i need ROSETTA
    Ok,
    so now all of a sudden my maccbook needs the software "Rosetta" and I don't understand. I have look all over the internet and can't find it. I don't have my install disk so where else can i get this.... this is so retarded someone please help me out.

    What can i do?
    thank you

  2. #2
    Why all of a sudden i need ROSETTA
    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2009
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    8,184
    Specs:
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
    It needs it for a particular program or in general? Provide details about your Macbook, version of OS X and so on..

    Regards

  3. #3
    Why all of a sudden i need ROSETTA
    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    31,469
    Specs:
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    Quote Originally Posted by jtubb View Post
    Ok,
    so now all of a sudden my maccbook needs the software "Rosetta" and I don't understand. I have look all over the internet and can't find it. I don't have my install disk so where else can i get this.... this is so retarded someone please help me out.

    What can i do?
    thank you
    "Rosetta" is an optional install under Snow Leopard. If you need to install Rosetta...I'm pretty sure you need a Snow Leopard (10.6) install DVD...since after a short internet search I couldn't find any download sites.

    A Snow Leopard install DVD is only $29...a lot better than $129 Apple has charged for some previous OS upgrades.

    HTH,

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

  4. #4
    Why all of a sudden i need ROSETTA
    cwa107's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Location
    Lake Mary, Florida
    Posts
    26,758
    Specs:
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    You're likely trying to run or install a program that was designed specifically to work with the PowerPC CPU that Macs used to use up until the switch to Intel. Rosetta acts as a PowerPC emulator.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

  5. #5
    Why all of a sudden i need ROSETTA

    Member Since
    Dec 13, 2010
    Posts
    4
    so pretty much the only way is through an install disk? There is no other way?

  6. #6
    Why all of a sudden i need ROSETTA
    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Location
    Modesto, Ca.
    Posts
    28,478
    Specs:
    iMac late 2007 10.11.b4, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!
    What OS is on your Macbook? 10.6?

  7. #7
    Why all of a sudden i need ROSETTA

    Member Since
    Aug 31, 2009
    Posts
    304
    I think that Rosetta is only require when you want to use old, legacy software from about 5-6 years ago…the powerpc days… Is that what is going on here?

  8. #8
    Why all of a sudden i need ROSETTA
    cwa107's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Location
    Lake Mary, Florida
    Posts
    26,758
    Specs:
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley View Post
    I think that Rosetta is only require when you want to use old, legacy software from about 5-6 years ago…the powerpc days… Is that what is going on here?
    Shift gears and keep up Asked and answered several posts ago.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

  9. #9
    Why all of a sudden i need ROSETTA

    Member Since
    Aug 31, 2009
    Posts
    304
    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    Shift gears and keep up Asked and answered several posts ago.
    I checked again however I don't see that above, sorry.

  10. #10
    Why all of a sudden i need ROSETTA
    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    31,469
    Specs:
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley View Post
    I checked again however I don't see that above, sorry.
    What you posted in post #7 is basically what "cwa" posted in post #4.

    What you said is true...you just used different words to say the same thing.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

  11. #11
    Why all of a sudden i need ROSETTA

    Member Since
    Aug 31, 2009
    Posts
    304
    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    What you posted in post #7 is basically what "cwa" posted in post #4.

    What you said is true...you just used different words to say the same thing.

    - Nick
    I don't see any information about what software led to the rosetta issue. I guess that would come from the OP.

  12. #12
    Why all of a sudden i need ROSETTA
    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    31,469
    Specs:
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley View Post
    I don't see any information about what software led to the rosetta issue. I guess that would come from the OP.
    Yes...this info would have to come from the OP. But if we have already answered the OP's question...or solved their problem...then we may never hear back from the OP.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

  13. #13
    Why all of a sudden i need ROSETTA

    Member Since
    Dec 13, 2010
    Posts
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    What OS is on your Macbook? 10.6?
    My mac is 10.6.5
    I have snow leopard installed.

  14. #14
    Why all of a sudden i need ROSETTA
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    45,224
    Specs:
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Yosemite
    Rosetta is included on the Snow Leopard installation disk but as you've been told, it's not installed by default. If you lost your SL disk or don't have it on hand, you can always buy another from any Apple store or Best Buy for $29.

    Which program is it that you're trying to install or use that needs Rosetta?

  15. #15
    Why all of a sudden i need ROSETTA
    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Location
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Posts
    20,032
    Specs:
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.10.5
    Using Snow Leopard and don't have the disc? Wow!
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Rosetta
    By appleXcore in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-06-2010, 10:14 PM
  2. rosetta?
    By olderandwiser in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-27-2010, 10:03 PM
  3. Rosetta?
    By logos22 in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-29-2007, 05:45 PM
  4. What is Rosetta
    By berrill in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-24-2007, 03:33 PM
  5. Rosetta
    By caveatipss in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-31-2006, 12:36 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •