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Installing a scanner via cd or dmg file


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#1 MaryBet82

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 03:03 PM

My basic how-to books don't have much on installing scanners. My canon lide 100 scanner has a cd that when inserted into the drive on the macbook popped open a window w/ a setup.app file and a mseupt.plist file. Do I click on the setup.app to start the installation?

I rclicked > Open the cd to look for a user manual and clicked on the manual folder and got a window w/ a Manual_Eng.mpkg file, which is IDed as an installer package. Does that install the manual into the software once installed or as a standalone manual on my hdd? I'm used to finding a pdf file on the cd I can read from the cd or copy to my document folder.

Since the dates on the cd are 2008 I went to canon's website and found updated drivers - twain and ica drivers - for mac os x in dmg files. If I remember correctly per my reading I just doubleclick on them and they mount as virtual cds in a drive. Then what do I do?

I thought I would install from the cd and then update the drivers. I think I could just install the dmg packages, but I'm not sure from the descriptions of the download files.
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 03:42 PM

If this is a usb scanner then plug it in go to control panel and go to print and fax and click the plus button and see if it is listed. The reason I say this is snow leopard has a lot of drivers built in. If that does not yeild any results then please see below. :blink:

I was wondering when you would ask this question this is where mac and windows differs greatly. If in a DMG then yes you double click then it will mount,, most have a short cut to the applications folder which you will drag the app then it will be installed, some on the other hand will come with an installer such as wise(the oldest install i have ever used!) and other custom installers. On the other other hand some software with com with a .app which you double click and I believe it will open an installer (never used one so I don't a clue if that is true) the .plist is a script file I believe.
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 06:42 PM

From Canon's support page.

Procedures for the download and installation
1. Click the link. The download will start automatically.
2. Files will be saved on the computer desktop.
3. Double-click the file to mount the Disk Image.
4. Double-click the mounted Disk Image.
5. Double-click the .pkg file in the folder. Installation starts automatically.




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