[EdLUG] OSX sorry to be off topic

Edinburgh Linux Users Group edlug at lists.edlug.org.uk
Mon Jan 29 17:17:01 UTC 2018


If you have access to another Mac you can make a USB install stick that will upgrade this iMac.

You haven’t said exactly which model it is, but I’d guess from the specs you’ve given that the most recent OS it will run is 10.11 El Capitan.

On the second Mac (which has the App Store) follow the instructions on this page to download the El Capitan installer


*Do not run the installer when it automatically starts up. Quit immediately*

Get an 8GB USB stick ready and follow these instructions to create a USB installer.


Eject the USB stick. Take it to your old iMac, stick it in a USB port round the back (not in the keyboard), switch on the iMac and hold down the Option (Alt) key. Click on the Install El Capitan drive to boot from that and follow the instructions. El Capitan is the oldest version of OS X/macOS that Apple have released Meltdown patches for, so I wouldn’t want to recommend going any further back than that.


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> On 29 Jan 2018, at 13:31, Edinburgh Linux Users Group <edlug at lists.edlug.org.uk> wrote:
> Hello all, and Happy New Year,
> I have been asked for help with an iMac of about 2005 vintage. It runs OSX version 10.5.8; hardware: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB Ram, so capable of accepting later OS versions. The user's problem is that the most up to date Safari for that OS version now baulks at many websites. Flash Player and any reasonable modern browser fails to run or fails to cope with Flash-heavy sites.
> The installed OSX version will not communicate with Apple's Appstore (or whatever the damned thing is called. Although Apple no longer charge for OS upgrades, the only way to do so is by buying a DVD for £20 or more. Does anyone have access to a legal OSX 10.6 DVD which can start this machine on the upgrade path.
> Thanks in advance.
> Anand
> PS I dislike using the word "upgrade" in this context. It is marketing nonsense and not technically meaningful.
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