How do i use Mindstorms NXT 2.0 on Snow Leopard?

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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    There is an error in the install process. Here is a work-around.


    The advice from Lego regarding installing software with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) is:


    To install LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 1.1 on Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
    1. Copy all files from the MINDSTORMS CD to a folder on your desktop.
    2. Open that folder and look under "Parts".
    3. Locate MindstormsUnivEdu.pkg or MindstormsUnivRet.pkg.
    4. Right-click (control-click) and choose "Show Package Contents".
    5. Navigate into the Contents » Resources directory and delete the "preflight" file.
    6. Close this package and run the meta-package (LEGOMindstormsEngRet.mpkg) from the desktop to install MINDSTORMS NXT.


    To install LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 on Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
    1. Copy all files from the MINDSTORMS CD to a folder on your desktop.
    2. Open that folder and look under "Parts".
    3. Locate MindstormsUnivEdu.pkg or MindstormsUnivRet.pkg.
    4. Right-click (control-click) and choose "Show Package Contents".
    5. Navigate into the Contents/Resources directory and delete the "preflight" file.
    6. Close this package and run the meta-package from the desktop to install MINDSTORMS NXT


    To install LabVIEW Toolkit for MINDSTORMS NXT 1.0 and 1.0.1 patch on Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
    1. Follow normal installation procedure


    To install LabVIEW LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Module 2009 on Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
    1. Follow normal installation procedure

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