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Installing debian on a macbook pro

I have a broken Macbook (it couldn't get past the loading screen when you turned it on). I tried to get the Macbook to load so I could install rEFIt as apparently I should. However, because the system ...
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How to install ubuntu on a macbook pro using a pendrive?

I did an upgrade of 11.04 into 13.04 and it has failed miserably. Now I want a fresh install, hopefully saving my /home directory. I use centos on my other machine and do not have access to a macos ...
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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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Install Mac OS on Macbook Air running only Windows 7

My girlfriends Late 2010 Macbook Air, only has Windows 7 installed on it. I am now taking it over and want to get rid of Windows and only have Mac OS. Problem is all the stuff I can find online, ...
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Empty MacBook Pro, no SuperDrive. How do I install Windows?

My situation is this: HDD1: Empty 180 GB SSD HDD2: Empty 500 GB HDD (instead of SuperDrive) Accessories: Windows 8 ISO 64 Gig USB stick Second computer SuperDrive in USB enclosure What I need: ...
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Black screen when trying to install kubuntu macbook (2008 or 2009)

So I have a MacBook, which I believe is the 2008 model, that I am trying to dual-boot kubuntu on. Everything works fine up until the GUI is initiated (at least I think it is when the GUI is ...
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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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Can I install Windows 7 OEM SystemBuilder on a MacBook Air?

I just bought a new MacBook Air for university and would really like to have a Windows 7 installation accessible. Now if I use Boot Camp for it, there's always the same problem: I set the size for ...
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Mac OS X Lion Installation Bug

I'm trying to install a clean copy of Lion on my Macbook 4,1. So as per instructions, I burned the InstallESD.dmg to a DVD. When booting from the DVD, I get the following message when loading stops: ...
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MacBook Pro 13" (2010) clean install

I'm having a problem doing a clean install on my MacBook Pro 13" (2010). When I put in the OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 disc, I end up on a screen in different languages saying I need to shut off and turn ...
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When installing apps on a MacBook, why does an icon show up on the desktop?

When I download something like Firefox, there is an icon on the desktop. After installing it, the icon is still there. If I delete the icon, I have to go back to downloads and click on the .dmg ...
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cdrom device not found during Linux installation on Macbook Pro

I'm trying to have a dual boot Debian / Mac OS X on my Macbook Pro. I boot on the Debian install CD, the first steps are fine until "Detect and mount CD-ROM". It seems that the installer cannot find ...
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MacBook Pro - Aquamacs - spell check

I have tried to use spell check for aquamac. I highlighted a region of the text. Then clicked Edit, then spell check region. I got the error message: Error : No word lists can be found for the ...
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macbook can't recognize linux partition at startup

I'm using an Intel-based macbook, I made a new partition with BootCamp, after that I inserted debian installation CD, deleted the FAT32 partition that was made by BootCamp, made 3 new partitions: / ...
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Does a MacBook need to be plugged in to install OS X?

I want to install OS X to my Macbook. Do I have to have my Macbook plugged into the mains power during the install or can I do this while on the battery?
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Error installing program on Windows 7 64-bit

I am using Windows 7 Professional 64-bit with Boot Camp with a Macbook Pro. I am attempting to install an older program, Meteonorm 40, that appears to be 32-bit only. It fails while trying to ...