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Installing Final Cut Studio 5.1 on Newer Rosetta-less Intel Macs

Can’t Install¬†Final Cut Studio 5.1 on OSX Mavericks, Mountain Lion, or Lion?

Mac-Installer-PackageHope this quick post helps somebody. Because the newer Intel Macs no longer have Rosetta installed (a program used to run older PowerPC apps), you cannot install Final Cut Studio 5.1 using the normal installation method because the installer is a PowerPC application and is no longer supported. FCP will run fine on your Intel Mac, but the installer will not. To get around this, use Terminal to install the suite from the command line.

*Be sure you have a good current backup. This process requires some risk. Also, be sure you know the admin password for your Mac.

  1. Open Terminal by going to Applications > Utilities > Terminal
  2. In the Terminal box, type cd /, which means change directory to the root. This makes sure you are at the top level of the directories.
  3. Now type ls. This will return a list of the directories. Make sure you see the one called Volumes.
  4. Now put in your first Final Cut Studio 5.1 disc, this should be Final Cut Pro.
  5. Copy and paste the first command in the list below into the Terminal box at the prompt.
  6. Terminal will now ask you for your password. Type it in and hit return.
  7. You should hear the DVD drive spin up and the installer will begin. Let it go until Terminal prompts you that the process is complete. If you’re quick with the disc switching, you may not have top run the next command.
  8. Put the next disc in and run the next command. Rinse and repeat.

Final Cut Studio 5.1 Terminal Installation Command List

Disc 1) sudo installer -package /Volumes/Final Cut Studio/Installer/Final Cut Studio.mpkg -target /

Disc 2 ) sudo installer -package /Volumes/Live Type Media 1/Installer/LiveTypeMedia1.mpkg -target /

Disc 3) sudo installer -package /Volumes/Apple Loops for Soundtrack Pro/Installer/AppleLoopsforSoundtrackPro.mpkg -target /

Disc 4a) sudo installer -package /Volumes/DVD Studio Pro.mpkg/Installer/DVDStudioPro4.mpkg -target /
Disc 4b) sudo installer -package /Volumes/DVD Studio Pro.mpkg/Installer/DSPContent.mpkg -target /

Disc 5) sudo installer -package /Volumes/Live Type Media 2/Installer/LiveTypeMedia2A.pkg -target /

Disc 6a) sudo installer -package /Volumes/Motion/Installer/Motion.mpkg -target /
Disc 6b) sudo installer -package /Volumes/Motion/Installer/MotionContent.mpkg -target /
Disc 6c) sudo installer -package /Volumes/Motion/Extras/Motion HD Templates.pkg -target /

Disc 7) sudo installer -package /Volumes/Soundtrack Pro/Installer/SoundtrackPro.mpkg -target /

Have a Different Version?

This process will work for other FCP and OSX versions too, but some changes may be needed to the Volume name and installer file package names.

sudo installer -package /Volumes/ … Volume Name … /Installer/ … Installer Package Name … .mpkg -target /

 

Hopefully, this little bit of info will make someones day.

Mitch

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The Domain Name The Crucial Entry Point to Your On-Line Business

This post is the result of a recent encounter with an area business. The company has a number of existing websites, each with it’s own domain name. Long story short, these names and the associated websites were set up by a former employee. When this person left the company, the access information for the domain and web hosting accounts went too. Trying to get that access back has proven to be a challenge.

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What is Technicalities?

I’ve been kicking around the idea of starting a blog for a while now. Until today I just haven’t made the time to do it. I run across all kinds of things in my day that would make good subject material, and my list has been growing more and more as the days pass.

Most geeky types such as myself choose to blog techy how-tos and reviews meant for colleagues, but I’ve decided that in my blog I will merge my geekyness with my business experience and write for my clients, prospective clients and business people in general. These articles will be designed to educate, clear up misconceptions and help you understand the increasingly technical world we work in every day. They will attempt to make you smarter about the digital world and hopefully allow you to make better decisions for your business.

One of the things I love most about what I do is helping people learn and become more successful. Therefor, please feel free to comment on my posts or contact me directly with any questions.

Technicalities, it’s what I do.

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