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How can I install USB Prober from the Developer SDK on Mac OS X?

I've tried to do some research to figure this out, and per this Technical Q&A: USB Prober is installed as part of the Developer SDK installation. If the Developer SDK has been installed, then ...
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No user on brand new OS X installation

I just opened a new Macbook Pro out of the box and, after going through the initial setup (language, timezone, name, etc.), I see the login screen without my username. I tried typing in my username ...
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Flashing cursor when booting Linux on a MacbookAir6,2 from external drive

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Saucy onto an external hard drive for a Macbook Air 6,2. The intention is that I can plug it into an unmodified Macbook and run Ubuntu. I have a working USB installer ...
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Can you install OSX Mavericks directly onto an external drive?

I have an iMac running Mavericks and I am upgrading my Macbook pro's hard drive. I have a USB3.0 mounting dock and am wondering if there is a way to load Mavericks onto that drive from my iMac so that ...
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Is it possible to delete app/program data on OSX without deleting the app?

I ask because I know this is possible on smartphones (executables exist fine, but all data is gone) and I was hoping it was possible here too. Say for example I have VLC installed on OSX. I want to ...
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PS2 Emulator on Mac doesn't work

I wanted to play PS2 games on my Mac running 10.9 and after a little research, I found the emulator called PSCX2. All the tutorials about installing it were telling the same: intall xQuatz install ...
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Restoring mac to pre OS install attempt

I recently tried to install the new OS X maverick, but about 4 min into the process it told me my disk needed to be repaired. That I should back up my stuff and restore the drive. I will do that, but ...
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Mac Running OSX 10.6.8 - How to install FontForge?

Where can I find an idiots guide to installing FontForge on my computer? I'm looking for a guide that is step by step and doesn't assume that I know anything about classpaths or anything else ...
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Mac OS X repeat software install failure

Recently (since a business trip) my MacBook Pro running OS X Snow Leopard has been refusing to install software. For example, when I try to install Unity3D I get this error: The installation failed. ...
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On a Mac that was originally shipped with Lion, how can I replace Mountain Lion with Lion?

My MacBook came with OS X Lion pre-installed. I then downloaded and installed Mountain Lion on the same partition for free, when it was launched. Now I need to install OS X Lion (10.7) in order to ...
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How can I install Linux Mint in a VMware Fusion VM? It fails to boot

I have downloaded linuxmint-14-kde-dvd-32bit.iso and tried to install it, selecting "Linux" and "Ubuntu" for the installation as that looked like the closest match for Mint. Upon attempting to boot, ...
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Cannot install Windows 8 with Parallels

I am trying to install windows 8 with parallels (from an iso file on the mac), I have followed this instructions. They are partly missing. Foe example after selecting the iso I get Automatic detection ...
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A full step-by-step guide on installing Arch Linux on a Mac Mini

What would be a nice guide to do this that you know? The official guide confuses me since it's not really step-by-step, it just tells you do this but you're left to your own devices to do that. I ...
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Can one install linux on a Mac via ssh?

Title says it all, read on if you think this an odd request. I realize that this question is quite unusual, but ssh and FTP are the only access methods for my Mac. Why I'm doing this: The ...
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/usr/sbin/installer requires root, not Admin, to install a package

Prior to Mountain Lion, I was able to install packages with /usr/sbin/installer as an Admin user. However, with Mountain Lion, when I try running installer -pkg blah.pkg -target / I get the error ...
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Can you install Mac OS X on an ExFat formatted disk?

I'm installing Mtn Lion and I'm wondering what will happen if I format my disk as ExFat and install Mountain Lion on it that way. Any major advantages or disadvantages to doing this?
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iMac 20inch (Mid 2007) SL DVD Boot Prohibitory Sign

iMac 20inch (Mid 2007 Build) with Ubuntu 12.0.4 How I got in this situation I had a perfectly healthy Intel iMac running Snow Leopard several months ago. Then I got the dreaded spinning gear and ...
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Unity 3.5 doesn't run on Mac OS X 10.7.4

I could install this version of Unity on Mac OS X 10.7.2 and it runs properly but when I do this on 10.7.4 installation completes normally but it doesn't run and the bug report screen comes up! If ...
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How do I download OS X Lion on my PC?

I want to upgrade my Snow Leopard machine (which is somewhere else) to Lion OS X. In the Apple app store, the Lion OS X download isn't available on my Windows PC (it only shows iPad/iPod software). ...
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How can I boot the RedHat Linux Installer on a Mac Pro?

I have an early 2008 mac pro. I want to install redhat 5.8 on it, single boot only. I have a new harddrive in the machine but I can't seem to boot my redhat 5.8 installer. I've held option on boot, ...
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Error message: sudo: mysql_secure_installation: command not found

I'm trying to learn PHP and I'm just in the process of installing apache,msql and PHP. I'm on a mac osx 10.7.2 Processor 2.26 GHz intel core 2 due I downloaded: mysql-5.5.18-osx10.6-x86_64.dmg ...
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2011 i7 Macbook Pro unable to boot from any Windows CD?

I'm encountering issues installing Windows alongside my Lion install. I'm attempting to install from the internal SuperDrive, after using Boot Camp to partition what was a single, HFS+ volume. When ...
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How do I install a plugin for Audacity on OS X?

I'm trying to install one of these plugins. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/nyquistplugins The there is only a .txt and a .ny file. The instructions ( ...
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Help Understanding Instructions for Setting Up Git on a Mac

I'm trying to install Git on a mac. I found these instructions: crainbandy But, I don't understand this bit. 1. Change directories to the mounted image bash$ cd /Volumes/Git\ 1.6.4.4\ Intel\ ...
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Installing Linux on machine with no optical drive and no USB boot

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro where I took out the optical drive and replaced it with a second hard drive, but I'm looking to dual boot Slackware. These machines can't boot from USB sticks for whatever ...
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Can I reinstall OS X on a MacBook from the setup disk that came with another MacBook?

I have bought a new MacBook Pro and now I want to sell the old one. Before I sell the old machine, I want to wipe it and reinstall OS X. I don't have disks from the old machine - but I do have the ...
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How can I restore a MacBook Pro to factory settings without the original disc?

How can I restore a MacBook Pro to factory settings if the original disc is lost?
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OS X Lion Install DVD - Upgrade Install?

So, I've seen the many tutorials on how to extract the 'ESD' .dmg install DVD image from the App Store Lion installer, and burn to DVD or a USB stick etc, e.g. ...
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How to restore (or setup) Windows 7 on a brand new MacPro?

While trying to restore Windows 7 from a System Image on a brand-new MacPro (see also System Image restore crashes consistently while trying to access external media), I came across several blocking ...
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Can you install Xcode 4 on Snow Leopard Server without technical issues?

Simply put, is it possible to run Xcode on Snow Leopard Server? I want to know if there are any issues in doing so; not just in theory but with definitive answers. I say that because half people I've ...
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How to install Sally on Mac? How to install libconfig package on Mac OSX

I want to install Sally http://www.mlsec.org/sally/ on MacOSX when I run ./configure, I get stuck at: No package 'libconfig' found even after installing libconfig through macports. Can anyone ...
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How do I burn a .dmg DVD on my Windows PC, so that I can run it on my Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to burn DMGs on a Windows PC? I downloaded a 4.6GB .dmg file on my Windows computer. What Windows program can burn this .dmg file to a DVD, so that I can ...
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Install Windows 7 on Mac using USB

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my Mac using a Windows 7 DVD. I downloaded the ISO from My Digital Life and burned the image to a DVD. I then created a partition using Boot Camp for Windows on Mac ...
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Difference between a PC and a Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to install Mac OS X on customized hardware? Well I think the title is the main question here and aside from that: What is it that does not allow the ...
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Install Mac OS X Server from Apple's website

I just downloaded Mac OS X Server from Apple's developer website and have the DMG file in my downloads folder. I opened it, let the box pop up, and then it says that I need to restart my computer. I ...
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How to install Linux on a PowerPC?

I have a Powerbook G4 running 10.5.8. How can I put Linux on there? Boot camp? Anything? Also, where can I get a free download of Linux?
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MySQL Install trouble Mac OSX 10.6.6

I have tried installing versions 5.5.11 and 5.1.56 of the MySQL Community Server DMG on my new MacBook Pro 2GHz Intel Core i7 running OS X 10.6.6. It claims that installation is successful, and the ...
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Error: Mac OS version: Not yet set [closed]

I have Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 on DVD. I tried to use the DVD to install onto an HP Pavilion DV6000. It doesn't load, it shows one error: that "Mac OS version: Not yet set". Kernel version ...
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Install / move Mac OS X software to non-system hard drives?

Many Mac programs only seem to allow themselves to be installed to the system drive (whenever you get that "Checking hard drives..." and then it seems to inevitably only show the system drive as an ...
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ImageMagick requirement for Paperclip plugin

The Ruby on Rails paperclip plugin says that I need to install ImageMagick in order to use Paperclip. I'm typically really bad at getting things installed and running, so I was wondering if anyone ...
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Error 2038 during installation of Adobe AIR

I'm using Mac OS X 10.6, and I have been unable to install the latest Adobe AIR due to this error. Exiting due to error: [ErrorEvent type="error" bubbles=false cancelable=false eventPhase=2 ...
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Installing Downpour bittorrent client [closed]

I'm trying to install Downpour (http://jongsma.org/downpour/#install) on my new Macbook pro. I am running the command "pip install Downpour", but I get the error: Downloading/unpacking ...
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Mac OS X installation fails

W I started my Mac Mini only white screen with activity wheel shows up. No blue screen. I think my Mac is crashed. Now when I inserted my Leopard DVD and rebooted, it didn't show me any option to ...
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Fail to run MySQL in Mac OSX 10.5.8

my mac is a powerPC. and I have tried both 64 bit and 32 bit version. Both return me "bad CPU type in executable" when I try to do this /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql I followed all the steps as ...
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Python Can't Find Platform Dependent Libraries — Mac Homebrew Install

In an effort to purify my environment I have recently eliminated MacPorts and all traces therein from my Mac OS 10.6.6 box, replacing it with the hip new Homebrew (https://github.com/mxcl/homebrew). ...
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installing mac to an usb pen, using windows? [closed]

Is it possible to install mac to an usb pen? I'm using a windows, and want to dual-boot mac, but can't create more primary partitions.
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Using Python on Mac

I want to learn Python using my Mac. Now I want to setup a Python version >= 3.1.3, because my materials for learning are using this version. Typing python into terminal results version 2.6.1, using ...
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Is there a standard Mac OS X Snow Leopard home folder naming convention?

I recently re-installed a fresh copy of Snow Leopard on my Mac. I was a bit surprised when the process completed it had changed the name of my home folder to use my name rather than my initials. This ...
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Installation of MAC OS in XP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to install Mac OS X on customized hardware? Hi all, I am new to Mac OS and i want to install Mac OS on my windows XP computer,i have searched on the net ...
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Gentoo install yabootconfig loop

I've been installing Gentoo on an iBook G4 from the minimal cd. The install seemed to be working perfectly, until I came to "Configuring the Bootloader" in the handbook. I followed all of the steps ...