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Is it safe to install Os X (iATKOS) on top of Windows 7 and Ubuntu?

I have a laptop with this configuration : Model : Acer Aspire 5742G CPU : Intel Core i3-380m Ram : 4GB Disk: 500Gb CG : Intel HD & nVidia 610M I already have windows7 and Ubuntu 14 ...
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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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Access dual booted OS from VirtualBox

I have a LinuxKali/OSX dual boot. I have to install some packages in the linux system but as the Wifi drivers do not work without those packages (Mac air has NO ethernet) I would like to access the ...
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Installing linux on a macbook pro - boot broken

So I tried to install ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook pro (completely replacing OSX). I had refit installed, but not it seems gone. And every time I boot, the PC can't find any OS. I tried using ...
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How stable is a triple boot setup for OS X, Windows 7 and Ubuntu/Linux?

Thanks for your interest in this question. Goal: I would like to know how effective it really is to configure a hard drive (specifically a 7200 RPM HDD) and boot Mac OS X, Windows 7 and some sort of ...
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Gray stop sign error when installing OS X Mavericks with Unibeast on a hackintosh

The Specs: cpu: i7 2600K (1155 LGA) mobo: Z68A-D3H-B3 ram: 6Gb Corsair Dominator (DDR2 or 3 I think, don't imagine that matters) disks: 2 SSD's, 1 HDD - SSDs have Windows 8 and Linux Mint ...
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Booting into Windows from USB stick created on OSX

So I screwed up my Windows 7 laptop. I wanted to boot from memtest86 to try and diagnose an issue, but I apparently removed the option to boot to Windows. Unfortunately I don't have the Win7 install ...
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Why does my MacBook play the startup sound through the speakers rather than through the connected earbuds?

I just installed Windows 8.1 Pro on my MacBook using Bootcamp. Before doing this, the startup sound that gets played whenever you turn on the MacBook would play through my earbuds if they were ...
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Is my MacBook Pro 2012's Hard Drive SATA Cable broken?

I dropped my backpack from my bed few weeks ago and my MacBook was in it. At first it wouldn't boot up at all, but I managed to boot it up using internet recovery. I checked issues with the drive and ...
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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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Prevent chainloading by grub after Efit

I triple booted my Macbook 4,1 with Mac OSX 10.5.8, Lubuntu 14.04 and Windows XP SP3 and installed rEFInd as my bootloader. Now what basically happens is, first the Mac bootloader loads invisibly, but ...
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Mac stuck on gray screen

I have a retina Macbook Pro with Mavericks. After the latest update, it is stuck on a gray screen during boot. After checking, it seems stuck when loading boot.efi. From the terminal, I see that ...
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Ubuntu boot not available at startup

I have partitioned my internal hard drive and installed Mac OS X Mountain Lion on one partition and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr on the other. The installation was done via alt/option key at startup ... ...
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Macbook Pro with OSX 10.9 does not boot

My Macbook Pro has suddenly stopped booting. When booting normally, it just shows the gray screen with Apple logo and a spinning wheel, and hangs like this. When booting in Safe Mode (Shift key), it ...
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How to schedule an app to launch on system startup in OSX from command line?

I have seen answers where they recommend using launchctl. However, launchcd is meant for running services which is supposed to continue to run in background. It seems launchcd also relaunches the ...
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How to eject a disk from a Macbook when it is being used as the boot Disk?

I'm afraid my hard drive is probably shot, so I was trying to access disk utility via the original install disk, but now I want to eject the disk, but the only way the computer starts up into a usable ...
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OS X 10.5 selecting boot volume (holding option) doesn't work

I'm trying to boot my Mac mini with a USB-connected Mavericks boot disk. Holding down option when I restart gives me the choice of selecting either my main disk (Macintosh HD) or the boot disk ...
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How to rename item on OS X bootable USB drive

I've created a USB drive that boots a OS X Mavericks or an OS X Mountain Lion installer. It works fine, but I'm not happy with the labels. If I hold option while a Mac is booting, it shows two boot ...
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Kernel panic after trying to boot back into OS X

I'm a bit of a newbie here! I installed Linux Mint today on my MacBook Pro after creating a new partition for it. Unfortunately it didn't recognize my wireless card. After a restart and trying to ...
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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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Processing startup items in OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

I would like to boot Mac OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion) automatically on a timed schedule and then start iTunes to play Music. I use the Aurora app for this. The Problem is that my iTunes Music is on a NAS ...
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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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Is there a fast test that can definitively say if your macbook harddrive is physically broken?

My friend's MacBook Pro won't progress past the apple icon. My feeling is that this means the hard drive will not boot. Are there definitive steps that can be taken to diagnose the boot process and ...
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How to set RTC alarm from script or terminal in OSX?

I have a iMac mini running OSX for powerpc which I want to use for remote backup. The backup will be run via a bash script with rsync over ssh. To save energy the computer is automatically put to ...
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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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Why will my Seagate drive only boot off its USB 3.0 interface and not its Thunderbolt interface?

Jump to the bottom to see a refinement to this question. I have a Seagate Backup Plus for Mac 3-Terabyte drive. I use it with both OSX 10.9.1 Time Machine hourly and Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) ...
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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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Can I use Virtual Box to install windows in a dual boot?

I'm trying to dual boot a macbook pro, but it is too old to support a usb as a means of install and I don't have the full install disk, only the upgrade. I have an iso of Windows 7, can I somehow run ...
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Booting a vmdk (or similar virtual machine disk) natively

I've got a nice VMware Fusion setup on my Mac with a few different VMs. This works really nicely, but it gets really slow when running heavy programs. So I thought, why not boot into them directly? I ...
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Unable to boot OSX after upgrading to Mavericks, among other things

Last night I upgraded from Mountain Lion to Mavericks (mid 2009 macbook pro). Everything went smoothly during the upgrade, but it resulted in an extremely long and unstable boot process. If I was ...
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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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How to fix boot error caused by dual-boot with Windows 7 and MacOS X Lion

I have a MacBook with an HD of 750 GB; it was partitioned in two parts: the first partition included MacOS X Lion and was about 650 GB; in the second one there was MS Windows 7, with only about 100 GB ...
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How can I dual boot Mac and Linux?

How can I install Linux on a Mac without screwing up any data? I don't want to open OSX and then something like VirtualBox, I want to boot right into Linux OR OSX. Is there a good way to do this? I ...
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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 to make OS X Mavericks Bootable USB flash drive

i'm trying to make a bootable OS X Mavericks USB flash drive but cannot run the script. Visit this link: ...
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Booting Kali Linux from USB from a MacBook Pro running on Windows 7

I wiped OS X from my computer a while ago and started using Windows 7 instead (school and work reasons). I am trying to install Kali Linux on my computer on a separate partition. I have tried too many ...
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Recover disk space after aborted Ubuntu USB boot

I created a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu 12.04 on it using these instructions. Then I tried booting my MacBook Pro with the USB by holding alt during start-up. I chose the option Try Ubuntu in the ...
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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 boot from LAN to install Windows 7 on a netbook hosting the install files on a Mac?

I have a netbook without USB boot (and no CD/DVD drive) and i would like to perform a LAN/network boot. My main computer and the one that will host the TFTP boot server is a Mac with OSX 10.7.5 ...
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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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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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MacBook Pro takes about 45 seconds to boot up with SSD, no faster than with hard drive

I have a month old 13 inch Macbook Pro (8GB RAM and 2.9 Ghz i7) and today I swapped the stock HD for a Samsung 840 Pro. I've shut it down and booted up several times with the SSD installed and it ...
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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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SSD suddenly not recognized anymore in MacBook Air

Last night I turned off my MacBook Air A1465 with no problems at all. No hanging application or force shutdowns, but when I woke it up today, I get prompted with a map and a question mark. I've ...
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Create a bootable Ubuntu USB for PC from my Mac

I've searched the web, for hours trying to discover how to find out the following; please can someone help me find a solution: Nautilis is shit, and their Disk Manager is buggy and broken. I want to ...