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Dual booting Kali linux on Macbook Air (Late 2010 model) booting into OS

There is a problem that occurs when I attempt to boot into the Kali linux OS on my macbook air, in which the screen turns into a jumble of disfigured ascii characters and random coloured pixels. I ...
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Can I remove my MBP SSD and install it into my PC?

I have a dying MBP due to the Radeongate issue. I just built myself a new PC. It is Intel based. Can I remove the SSD from my MBP and install it into an SSD bay on my PC and then boot into OS X? ...
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Create Mavericks bootable USB under Windows for MacBook Air

After experiments with my macbook air, I have clean hdd drive without any OS on it completely (nor recovery partitions). How can I create bootable usb flash drive to install mavericks back to my ...
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Boot Lubuntu on usb by reusing the boot function of an application? (in this case: DiskWarrior)

I have tried a lot of different stuff to get Lubuntu installed on my Macbook 1,1 (first Intel macbook). I just won't get a usb to boot. For the sake of comparison, it does work on my new Mac Mini ...
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Spilled water on Macbook Pro and dropped it — now won't boot

I spilled a fair amount of water (about a glass on the keyboard of my late 2008 macbook pro). After flipping the computer over, I let it dry after taking out the battery. As I was walking away, I saw ...
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Mac pro 2,1 boots up but won't restart?

I am very confused with this problem. So I just recently purchased a 8 core 3.0ghz Mac Pro 2,1 and I upgraded the memory with 16gbs of hynix ram, and everything worked great the computer was reading ...
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can you control services and programs that start up in OS X?

Went from windows to OS X. Need to find a program that will let me edit what programs and services start up when I boot OS X. In windows there are many ways that I know of. service manager in ...
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Triple-boot macbook on multiple hard drives

I own a Macbook Pro thats original HDD has been replaced with a SSHD, and the optical drive removed and replaced with a second SSHD. I have OS X installed to the drive in the optical bay, and Windows ...
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Trying to boot on Windows 7 install disk in external Blu Ray drive on Mac

I am working from a Macbook Pro 15" Early 2011, with a Memorex Blu Ray and DVD RW drive, plugged in via USB, trying to boot up Windows 7 Home Edition. When I hold down option on boot, I see Windows ...
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Mac OS X Snow Leopard Boot Issue

Recently, a friends 2011 MacBook Pro died and won't boot, normally or in safe mode. I managed to boot from the disk, checked disk utility and found Macintosh HD was not mounted. I verified the disk, ...
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mac mini shuts down when booting from recovery partition

As the title states, I wanted to go into the recovery mode/disk util so I can re-install OS X. I did this some months ago and it worked. Now all tries fail because it shuts down shortly after. Either ...
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Bootcamp no longer boots after partitioning

I used Mac OS X and Windows 7 with bootcamp for months without any problem. I had a total of 4 partitions: Macintosh HD, Recovery HD, Untitled (my windows boot drive) and Windows (I don't know what it ...
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Logstash agent doesn't run as a daemon on MAC OS X 10.9.1

I need to run the logstash agent as a Daemon on an MAC OS X System whenever the system boots up terminal: /usr/local/logstash/bin/logstash agent -f /usr/local/etc/cvlog.conf Per terminal the ...
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Ubuntu shows only one core out of four with nolapic booting option

I have a problem similar to one in http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1084622 http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1740798 http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1631926 i.e. my ubuntu ...
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Cannot Boot Ubuntu on Macbook Pro

Me and my friend decided to use his Macbook Pro 3.1 (Intel Core 2 Duo A1226) as a dedicated server for personal purposes. Our main goal is to install Debian. However as you might know, installing ...
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Missing Dock Icons OSX Mavericks

First off (this has been happening more and more recently) I open my MBPR 11,3 (OSX 10.9.2) to a black screen - sometimes it has a working cursor. After holding down the Power Button for 5 sec the ...
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MacBook Pro still boots slowly after installing SSD

I've recently exchanged the old HDD from my MacBook Pro with a Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD, but the boot time didn't actually get faster. I've already selected the SSD as my boot volume, I've already ...
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Trying to boot an old 1990 Macintosh classic, the HD spins, clicks a bit, dies, and then restarts (video included)

I recently pulled an old 1990 Macintosh Classic from my Dad's garage that had been sitting there for nearly 15 years. I plugged it in, and was delighted that turning the switch did something. The ...
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Install Ubuntu 13.10 on external firewire hard drive

I think I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my external firewire hard drive(LaCie Rugged Triple) successfully, but I don't see any way to boot it. How can I solve this? I already have Mac Os X Lion and ...
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Choices available when booting with opt key after rEFInd install on Mac

I have an iMac '07 that has OSX, Windows, & Linux os's using rEFInd as a boot manager installed at /EFI. Since the recent upgrade to Linux Mint and refind 0.7.7 I encountered and solved a number ...
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Macbook air HDD seems to be dead

My macbook air stopped working just a few days ago, when I press the power button I get the startup sound and a white screen, nothing more.. No loading indicator, no apple logo. As holding the option ...
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How do you create a persistent Ubuntu USB on a Mac that will boot to a Mac or PC

Hello I have actually successfully created a Ubuntu USB using unetbootin, however it is not persistent and will not boot on a mac. If anyone has any suggestions for a different application for ...
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Can you have multiple OSX boot profiles?

Any computer has limited resources. I tend to do a variety of very different things with my Mac at different times, and when I'm doing some things, I don't need certain Applications, Processes or ...
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466 views

Trying to boot OS X snow leopard from external hard drive, but not showing up as a startup disk

As the title says, I'm trying to boot from an external hard drive, but for whatever reason it isn't showing up under System Preferences>Startup Disk. I saved about 211 GB of data onto my external hard ...
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Ultimate Boot Disk Strategy for Mac & PC when remote supporting

I'm wondering if there is anyone out there that knows of the best way to provide support for desktop/laptop computers running Mac/Windows, that might need to be rebooted to allow repair on the main OS ...
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2009 Macbook, question mark at boot and at boot cd

I am attempting to repair a 2009 Macbook. Specs: http://support.apple.com/kb/SP504 At boot a grey folder with a question mark appears. In order to repair the disk, I have tried booting from a Lion ...
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Mavericks freezing on boot

I updated my 2007 non-unibody Macbook Pro with 4gb RAM and 2.2ghz Core 2 Duo. It successfully installed, then the spinner froze on boot and the computer wouldn't start. I ended up just reinstalling ...
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How can I have a script set the time during boot on Intel Mac OSX

My computer's battery is bad, but I don't really want to spend the money to replace it because it still lasts several hours. But when it gets down to about 10%, it sometimes just completely powers ...
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How to mount a network drive with authentication at startup on Mac OS X?

I need to keep a network drive mounted at all times. I figured out how to mount it at startup, but this requires a password that changes every 3 months. How can I get around having to change the ...
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How to make Tails Live USB Bootable

I set up a live Tails (a linux distro) USB drive. It boots fine and I can select it using either rEFIt or while holding down option. However, when selected it always says No Bootable Drive Found, ...
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System not booting up after OS X Update 10.8.5

I am new to MAC (and also to this forum). Yesterday, I updated my OS to 10.8.5 and I am unable to boot it again. On boot up, it shows some error message on black screen with some message: A part of ...
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How to make an HFS+ partition bootable on Intel Macs

I'm curious about the installation procedure used when you Dual Boot two versions of OS X. From what I understand, when you install a fresh OS X system the installer copies all the required files ...
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Make USB Bootable From Mac OS 10.8.4

I have an older Lenovo computer that I'm trying to get to boot to a USB drive. However I only have a Mac to make this bootable USB Drive. I'm trying to boot the Windows installation but that is not ...
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Macbook only boot on target disk mode

Well, when I try to boot it stucks on grey screen with thunderbolt and firewire symbols, it is always trying to boot on target disk mode, I believe its a driver problem with the built-in keyboard, ...
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Erase MBR from a Mac

So I found a way to EFI install my Windows 8 to my MacBook Air - and now my partition table looks kinda ugly: /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER ...
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How to make a USB flash drive bootable for Linux on an iMac? [duplicate]

I want to make a USB flash drive bootable on my Mac (iMac 12,1), so I can run a live version of any Linux-derivate and check for viruses on my Boot Camp partition. I've already tried creating one ...
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666 views

Repair Windows 7 Start Disk from a Mac

I have a hard drive from a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 7 which seems to have a corrupted boot disk that I'm trying to repair. The laptop won't boot (freezes on black screen after Windows ...
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Boot order on Macbook

On a normal PC, one can enter Bios, set HDD as primary boot devices and lock Bios with a password. Is there any way of preventing a MacBook from being bootable with any pirate live disc medium? It's ...
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How do I launch this .plist file on startup *before* I log in?

I copied the current full .plist file at the bottom of this question. Right now I have a .plist file that I loaded with launchctl -w load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/local.setgetscreenres.plist to make my ...
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Stuck with spinning gear (NOT beach ball) after OSX login

Running latest OS X Mountain Lion. I shut down hard (held power button until power off) after an application froze and rather than doing force quit I got frustrated and just shut the system down. ...
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Move Mac OS Hard Drive from One Mac to Another

I currently have two Mac Minis, one is the current gen, another is a 2009 model both loaded with OS X Lion. I am trying to boot the new Mac Mini with the hard drive pulled from the old one using a ...
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Remote cold boot Mac

As long as Wake for network access is checked off, I was wondering if there is a way to remotely boot up a Mac computer. Say your Mac is fully shut down, you're off somewhere and want to use Back To ...
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Formatted a Bootcamped drive as a dynamic disk, now can't boot to either Mac or Windows

I was trying to create an extra partition to get a file from the Windows side of my Macbook Air to the Mac side, and I accidentally made the disk dynamic without realizing it. I am now unable to boot ...
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473 views

Can't move mouse/keyboard on startup for a few seconds while Windows loads USB devices?

I run Windows 7 in Boot Camp on an iMac. For some reason, sometimes when I start it up, I can't move my mouse (using USB via RF) and my Bluetooth keyboard for about 10–20 seconds while Windows loads ...
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547 views

Converted Macbook Disk to Dynamic. Is there a fix for this?

I realize this question has been asked before, but I have other questions too. Firstly though, I have a MacBook with dual boot Mountain Lion and Windows 8. I tried to partition the hard drive from ...
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Mac Pro was working fine. Formatted the hard drives and now the monitor can't get a picture

My mac computer was working fine but I took the hard drives out of it and formatted them with my new computer. Now when I re-insert the zero-filled drives the monitor is just perpetually black. I ...
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Mac OS X debug startup items to see what is causing slow startup

I have several menu bar applications loading on startup. 2 of them load immediately, but then there is a 10-20 second pause before the other 6 or 7 load. I would like to know what is causing this ...
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Setting up a terminal command to execute on restart (Mac OS X 10.8.2) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run a script at login/logout in OS X? I have some external USB 2.0 hard drives and they obnoxiously spin down every minute or so. Then when I go to do something ...
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Why won't my script change MAC address via macchanger at startup? Ubuntu-based

I have recently pieced together a script with my limited knowledge of bash that is supposed to do 2 things: It is supposed to change my hostname and then change my mac address. I put the ...
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How to Boot and run Windows 8 from USB on Mac (NOT Windows-To-Go)

I have an installation of Windows 8 that I run from an Portable HDD over USB. I use this on campus to allow me to bring my entire OS and files with me. There never anyone using the macs, so I was ...