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I've downloaded the drivers for a Lucent WaveLAN Silver 802.11b PC card. I'm trying to install it on a PowerBook 5300, with little success. Every time I launch the installer, it says "Please insert the diskette "WaveLanŽ Install Disk". The install instructions say to create a folder on the HD called "WaveLAN" and place the installer files in there. I've done that. I also named the diskette exactly "WaveLANŽ Install Disk". No joy. The installer says "This is not the correct install disk. Please be sure you're using the original installation disk." Original? Pffff. Anyone come up against such brain-dead ...

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    Default Mac Driver Installer asks for diskette...

    I've downloaded the drivers for a Lucent WaveLAN Silver 802.11b PC card. I'm
    trying to install it on a PowerBook 5300, with little success.

    Every time I launch the installer, it says "Please insert the diskette
    "WaveLanŽ Install Disk".

    The install instructions say to create a folder on the HD called "WaveLAN"
    and place the installer files in there. I've done that.

    I also named the diskette exactly "WaveLANŽ Install Disk". No joy. The
    installer says "This is not the correct install disk. Please be sure you're
    using the original installation disk." Original? Pffff.

    Anyone come up against such brain-dead install scripts before? Is there any
    way I can work around this?

    I tried putting all the bits wherever I thought they should go in the System
    Folder, but apparently I didn't get it right, so I undid that little
    experiment.

    PowerBook 5300; Mac OS 8.5.

    Thanks,
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    Default Re: Mac Driver Installer asks for diskette...

    In article <individual.net>,
    DaveC <net> wrote:
     

    The only way around such things is to create a "disk image" with the
    files required. These are pretty common in MacOS X, but not used much
    in 8.6 days.

    Apple distributes MacOS 9 program called "Disk Copy" which is available
    at http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macos/312

    I think you can use that folder to create a disk image with this
    program. Then mount the image and see if the installer will think a
    floppy is installed.

    Welcome to the wonderful world of old software...

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    Default Re: Mac Driver Installer asks for diskette...

    << I've downloaded the drivers for a Lucent WaveLAN Silver 802.11b PC card. I'm

    trying to install it on a PowerBook 5300, with little success. >>

    DaveC-

    Does OS 8.5 support Apple's Airport software? I have a Lucent Orinoco Silver
    card for my PB G3. The Apple software recognizes it as if it were an Airport
    card under OS 9.2.2.

    It works under OS X using the Sourceforge driver, but not very well.

    Fred
    Fred Guest

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    Default Re: Mac Driver Installer asks for diskette...

    In article <individual.net>,
    DaveC <net> wrote:
     

    I've got a PB5300 running OS 8.6 with an Orinoco Silver (same thing as
    the WaveLAN). Off hand I can't recall what driver I put into it but
    didn't have any such problem.

    If the installer files originally came as disk image(s) then go back to
    the disk image(s) and mount them using DiskCopy. Then run the installer
    from the disk images. Some installers will run fine in a folder on the
    HD but others are looking for a disk mounted on the desktop. Usually a
    mounted disk image will work for these. I've only encountered a very
    few installers that actually had to have a floppy mounted.

    --
    Clark Martin
    Redwood City, CA, USA Macintosh / Internet Consulting

    "I'm a designated driver on the Information Super Highway"
    Clark Guest

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