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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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1answer
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OS X Snow Leopard in Virtual Box fails to boot after software update

I installed a copy of Snow Leopard on a virtual drive in a Windows 7 host. It has been working fairly well in the past few days. I decided to install the updates for OS X and now it is stuck at the ...
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2answers
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Install 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 on same machine

I have a MacBookPro with 10.6 running on it. I am using it as a base machine for development. I want to understand how can I install 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 on same machine, so that I can continue to ...
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Impossible to configure boot on Macbook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro with a bootcamp running both Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7. From Mac OS, I did a restart under Windows 7 but since I had not been using Windows for a long time, I ...
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1answer
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Launchd WatchPaths does not respond to changes but only mounted files and disks

I'm running Snowleopard 10.6.8 on a Macmini server and I want this server to execute a script whenever a file or folder is inserted/edited or deleted from a specified folder. Since I'd like this ...
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4answers
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OS X Sever Snow - how to abort installation process?

Here is the story. I wasn't aware that "OS X Server" was an actual operating system to install, I thought (seriously!) it's just another application or bunch of apps working nicely together under the ...
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1answer
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How can I disable the startup sound on OS X Snow Leopard 10.6?

How can I disable the startup sound on OS X Snow Leopard 10.6? I have tried using Psst (deactivated now because it didn't work) And also the Startup Sound Preference Pane: Looks like Psst works ...
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1answer
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Snow Leopard custom script on startup?

I'm sharing my MacBook's internet connection wirelessly with a PC, and every time I startup my Mac, I need to go to System Preferences>Sharing and uncheck then recheck the Internet Sharing box again ...
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How do I start nginx on port 80 at OS X login?

I installed Nginx using homebrew and after completing the installation the following message was displayed: In the interest of allowing you to run `nginx` without `sudo`, the default port is set to ...
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1answer
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My Macbook Pro doesn't boot up

My Macbook Pro suddenly stopped booting up properly. The following images are the images of the boot logs of the normal bootup and my bootup. I kind of know that it's not a hard drive problem because ...
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1answer
620 views

How does one mount a file system (afs, cifs, or smb) at boot so that the mount is persistent. (mac 10.6.6)

I would like to have directories on several PCs available to other users of a macbook pro running 10.6.6. Is this possible? I was able to get this to work for nfs via the disk-utility. I purchased ...
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What's the easiest way to have a script run at boot time in OS X?

I want a script (bash/zsh/ruby/...) to run at boot time in OS X. What's the most simple way to do this, without messing with xml/plist files, and preferably not needing to make a meta AppleScript.
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1answer
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HDD from Mid-2009 MacBook Pro works OUTSIDE laptop, but not INSIDE

Leading up to the problem: I was working late one night on a Keynote presentation. My battery ran out, and the computer did that hibernation thing it does when there's no battery power. I got my ...
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4answers
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How do I banish the Evernote Helper once and for all in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?

I want Evernote to open when I need it and then I want it closed when I close it. I've repeatedly removed the helper from my login items, yet it keeps reappearing. Apparently, every time I open ...
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1answer
651 views

Flash Drive refuses to be bootable

Hi I have used my Corsair Flash Voyager GT 16GB as a boot drive many times, bur recently it has refused to want to boot any OS, It just displays this blinking hyphen.
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Mac OS X: Difference between start-up times

In Mac OS X (10.6.3) there's a big difference in the time it takes for the computer to become responsive when you either start up your computer from cold, or or when you log out and sign in as a new ...
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1answer
135 views

macosx not recognizing held down keys on boot

I'm running fully updated snow leapord on a new model imac. I am unable to boot into macosx. I do have build 7600 of windows 7 that the computer will automatically boot to. I do not have the ...
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1answer
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Macports Apache not starting at Mac OSN Snow Leopard boot

Macports Apache2 is not starting at Mac OSX Snow Leopard boot. I've done the launchctl load command, the symlinks point to my ...
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1answer
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Where does Snow Leopard store per-user StartupItems?

I have several startup items shown in my "LoginItems" preferences. But, when I look at my ~/Library folder, there is no StartupItems folder, and the global /Library/StartupItems folder does not ...
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4answers
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Run AppleScript on startup (background)

I want to run a apple-script on Mac OS X on startup. The script shall run during the complete lifetime of the user session. What is the best solution to do this? My Script: on idle do shell ...
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3answers
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Snow Leopard won't reboot after recent Security Update

This has happened to me after a recent Security update from Apple. Went to restart, and Mac just hung for ages with pinwheel spinning. Eventually turned off at back of Mac Mini. Trying to reboot and ...
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3answers
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How to create a startup script in Snow Leopard?

I'm new to this so forgive me for asking such a simple question. I'm trying to run something from the command line everytime I start (or log in to) Snow Leopard. I'm actually trying to imitate this ...
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Why is svn trying to start when I log in? How (or even should) I stop it?

I upgraded my Tiger install to Snow-leopard last night. All went fine except every time I start the machine, I'm told that svn requires Rosetta. I already know what Rosetta is and why I might want to ...