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Old October 31st, 2006
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I can't open the dmg.

I'm new here and have read loads of threads, and have included a few suggestions in other threads.

My limewire dmg downloads, but when I double click on it I can't open it.
I have plenty of space.

When I couldn't open the dmg, I deleted it, emptied the trash did disk utility repair, restarted computer.

Went to the OSX Firewall instructions posted by Lord of the Rings, downloaded the Java 5.0 but I couldn't load it as the hard disk had a red exclamation mark. Rechecked and I had already an updated version.
I then downloaded limewire once again - this time when I double clicked on the dmg I got the message "not recognised" !
Have no idea where to go from here.
Hope someone out there has an idea for me.
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Mac OSX 10.4.8
Only firewall ticked is Gnutella/Limewire
768 MB DDR SDRAM
18.11 GB available HD space
Broadband
Linksys ADSL Gateway AG041- UPnP is enabled. Administration port is 8080
This model isn't listed in the link Grandpa listed.
Connecting from home
Trying to open latest version of Limewire - doesn't get recognised
Java 1.4.2 plugin setting
Java 1.3.1 plugin setting
Java15 release 1. dmg - can't install
Internode is my service provider
it says "your test worked"
Not sharing with other computers
New problem, an experienced user using other versions of limewire now deleted
yes I saw the blue brick wall
I don't have any anti-spyware, or ant- virus programs
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If you're using OS 10.4.8 then it should already have Java 5 installed. You can check by going to the Utilities folder, Java > J2SE 5.0

How did you download the LW installer? Definitely do not use internet Explorer because it can't handle dmg files & you end up with an incomplete dmg file.

Download it with Safari. Then drag & drop it onto Disk Copy if it doesn't open automatically. Do you have stuffit expander? If yes, disable it from handling dmg files. It doesn't always handle them properly. Let us know how you get on.
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Thanks for your suggestions.
I have java 5. Internet explorer is gone from my computer as it no longer worked. I used safari to download limewire.
I disabled stuffit as you suggested and then tried to open it in disk utility and I got this message." Unable to attach " Limewire" Not recognised.
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You need Disk Copy to work for most OSX programs so I'm not sure how you're dealing with others. You can see my Disk Copy settings below.

Did you try to manually drag & drop the dmg onto Disk Copy?

Select the LW.dmg file & go to file menu & choose get info. What is the default program suggested to open it? Mine is DiskImageMounter.

Have you done a Safe Boot & Repair permissions lately? SAFE Boot & Repair Permissions

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The disk copy settings don't show up I get a blue box with a ? in it.
I did do a drag and drop with the dmg onto disk copy.
At the moment I haven't got a limewire dmg on my computer I am trying to clean up first. I am about to do a safe boot and repair permissions and then I will download a new copy of limewire and do as you suggested, I will get back later. Thanks
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The disk copy settings don't show up I get a blue box with a ? in it.
Hmm that sounds suspiciously like your problem.
Select the LW dmg file & get info. You can set the default as below. And set to always use by Change All option.

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When I selected LW dmg and went to file get info, it did say open with DiskimageMounter (default). The change all was grayed out.
I did do a safe boot and repair permissions last night. I have downloaded a new dmg of LW. I dragged it into disk utility left side window clicked file open and got this message. " Unable to attach "LimewireOSX.dmg" - not recognized. Just as I did before.
By the way. When I come to this page without logging in I can see the links. As soon as I log in the links go and I can't click on them. As I said I get a blue box with a ? in the middle of it.
I went to disk utility preferences and I have checked

Verify checksums
skip on remote volumes
auto-open read-only disk images.

Thanks for you help
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Try this ... go to Utilities folder, open Disk Utility, go to File menu, choose Open Disk Image & direct it to the location of the LW.dmg file.
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I did what you suggested and I got the same message.

" Unable to attach "LimewireOSX.dmg" - not recognized. Just as I did before.

I trashed my original Limewire instead of uninstalling could that be the problem. I can't download just an uninstall can I ?

I down loaded other dmgs today just to see if they would open and I didn't have any worries with those. I found Cabos-0.6.6MacOSX.zip but I didn't download it because it isn't a dmg. I don't want the application, it is because it seemed as though it was a similar type of program that I looked at it.

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I have a couple of ideas. Let's try this one 1st: download the beta created by Jum: http://www.mager.org/LimeWire/ & see if you can mount that one.
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