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Installation for Macintosh

From Floppy Disks

  1. Insert Disk 1 into your floppy drive.
  2. Double-click Install Technical Handbook.
  3. Follow the instructions on screen.
  4. When installation is complete, click Restart.
  5. Run Configure Mayfield (see below.)
  6. See "Installation Details" (below) if necessary.


  1. Insert CD into your CD-ROM drive.
  2. Open the MacOS folder.
  3. Double-click Install Technical Handbook.
  4. Follow the instructions on screen.
  5. When installation is complete, click Restart.
  6. Run Configure Mayfield (see below).
  7. See "Installation Details" (below) if necessary.

Installation Details

The Read Me file will not be saved on your hard disk unless you specify to do so.

You have two options for installation:

  1. Easy Install. This is a complete installation of the software, requiring approximately 3.5 megabytes of hard disk space. Performance will be somewhat better if you access the Handbook from the hard disk. However, if you need to save hard disk space and can access the Handbook from your CD-ROM drive, then choose Custom Install.
  2. Custom Install
  3. Full Install (Tools and Data). This option will have the same results as the "Easy Install" described above.

    Minimum Install (Tools Only). This option installs all the software except the HTML files and uses only 1.0 megabyte of hard disk space. If you choose this option, you will need to access the Handbook from your CD-ROM drive.

Notice the Install Location pane in the lower left portion of the installer window. The location you choose will determine where the "Mayfield Handbooks" folder is installed. The default is to install this folder at the root of the startup hard drive.

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