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 PostPost subject: How to see Mac OS build before the installation?        Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:20 pm 
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How to see Mac OS build before the installation?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:21 pm 
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Assuming you're talking about Mac OSX its usually written on the disk if its the original media if not however it is sometimes written in the license agreement if its a beta, final builds cant be known till installed. (at least in the ones I've seen which are mostly 10.3 onwards) If its 9 or earlier i really wouldn't know there aren't many betas there, just 1 or 2.
EDIT: There is another way if you put it into another computer and search through the disks files


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I'm pretty sure the installation CD has a CLI. Try uname -v.


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HubmaN wrote:
I'm pretty sure the installation CD has a CLI. Try uname -v.

Only the OS X one does. If Danielxv meant OS 9 and below then there's no Terminal of any sort.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:01 pm 
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Oh. Well, it's a pity he might be hard pressed there because the Classic OSes don't have much of a more verbose shell, unless you had the Programmers Workshop.


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 PostPost subject: Re: How to see Mac OS build before the installation?        Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:15 am 
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How to see Mac OS build before the installation?

Well is a general question, you didn't specify from what platform Windows or Mac?
On Windows install macdrive or transmac then mount/insert the dvd and look on:
/Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ DVD/System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist
You should find 2 important entry:
<key>ProductBuildVersion</key>
<string>10A96</string>
and
<key>ProductVersion</key>
<string>10.6</string>
This is an example from snow leopard ;)

On Mac just mount/insert the dvd and follow the same way.


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Yeah, you can do as The King specified. If you got the disc as an ISO/DMG you can also open the files in a file viewer and look for those entries as well. They would be readable in clear text. Just look for the "<key>ProductBuildVersion</key>" string and see that you get the right one.

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Sorry, I had to stay a while away and only now i'm back.

Thanks for your help, I will try here.

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