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Bootcamp windows in OSX

So I do not have access to the firmware password of my MacBook Pro '13. I was wondering that if I install windows over bootcamp would prompt me for my firmware password at any point of the ...
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Dual partition Linux Mint/OS X. Mint booted fine at first and now fails.

I'm attempting to dual boot my MacBook Air (1.3 ghz intel core i5) into OS X (v 10.8.5) and Linux Mint ("Quiana", Xfce edition). I installed rEFInd, rebooted and installed Mint from a USB, and ...
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How to configure dual boot NixOS with Mac OS X on an (U)EFI MacBook?

I could not find any description of configuring dual boot of NixOS and Mac OS X on an (U)EFI MacBook. I am willing to experiment, but i would like to know at least that what i will try is supposed to ...
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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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Hibernate OSX like Windows

I have two instances of OSX Mavericks on two partitions on my MacBook Pro. I need to be able to Hibernate one instance and boot into another - like what you can do with two Windows installations on a ...
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Removing OS X on Windows PC to make Windows bootable again

I have installed OS X by following this video, on an Intel Core 2 Duo machine with an ASUS motherboard. However, I am now unable to boot into my Windows. I'm getting a "boot file missing" error. Is ...
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Upgrading OS from Macbook pro obtained in 2006

My friend has a Macbook pro bought at 2006 (she thinks). The CPU is Intel. She did a clean install from the disc and is currently running 10.4. What's the latest OS she can upgrade to? How do I ...
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Re-install OS X on iMac that's currently running Windows 7

I've got a 27" iMac (late 2011, maybe 2012 model) which I have completely wiped and loaded with Windows 7. Works great. No problems. Lately, I've gotten the itch to get OS X loaded back onto this ...
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Ubuntu on Max OSX 10.5

I am following the lifehacker dual boot instructions for my mac that I recently reformatted. I downloaded Ubuntu 10.10 i38.iso, and burned it to a CD. When I reboot I see the rEFIt, but I do not ...
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Dualboot OSX, second partition also as VM

Does anyone have experience with this: I set up my MacPro with a triple boot system (Snow Leopard, Mavericks, Windows). It is a bit of a hassle to boot switch between the two OSX's and running ...
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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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How can I dual boot Mac OS X and Linux on the same machine?

How can I install Linux on a Mac without screwing up any data? I don't want to open Mac OS X and then use something like VirtualBox. I want to boot right into Linux OR Mac OS X. Is there a good way ...
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I need to hold the power key for 15-30 seconds to power on my MacBook Pro Retina

Starting after installing rEFInd on my Macbook Pro Retina (10,9) I need to press and hold the power key for a long time before even the blank which screen and boot up sound. How can I fix this? Here ...
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My Mac shuts down if left closed for a long period, even for a long time. Then the power button must be held to a long time to start up

My Mac (Retina, Mid 2012) running OSX 10.8.5 sometimes shuts down while closed, even if it is plugged in. When it does this, I need to hold the power button for a long time, 15 seconds or more. I ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu from USB 2.0 on OS X

I'm running OSX 10.7.5 on a Mac Mini 2012. I'm trying to boot Ubuntu, but keep running into issue, after issue. This is what I have done: Got an extra external hard drive an formatted to MSDOS with ...
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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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Remove one OS X installation from OS X dual boot

I have a mid-2012 Macbook Air 11" with a 128GB SSD. On it have two installs of OS X. One of Mountain Lion (10.8) and one of Mavericks (10.9). I want to remove the Mountain Lion install so I can use ...
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247 views

Can I run Windows 8 dual boot on a mac using an external drive instead of having both OS's on the internal drive

Basically, I want to keep Mountain Lion on my MacBook Pro's hard drive only, I don't want to partition the drive to install Windows 8. I'm already using Win7 and WinXP in Parallels Desktop ...
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iMac replace GRUB2 with rEFIt

I have a dual-boot of Mac OS X Lion and Ubuntu 12.10. When I installed Ubuntu, it came with GRUB2 as a boot manager, but I can't really use it since I have a bluetooth keyboard that is not supported ...
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Using Bootcamp with Windows Recovery Disks?

My friend is a regrettable Mac owner and wants to play some Windows-only games. I recently built a new computer with 7 and kept the CD Key from my old Vista 32-bit installation. He has a 1-2 year old ...
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Removed Mac OS X by mistake on dual boot system

I had OS X Lion and Windows Vista installed on my iMac. I wanted to re-install my Lion and in the process I removed it but could not re-install it since Apple have removed it from Mac Store. Now my ...
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872 views

How to dual-boot Ubuntu and OS X on iMac?

I trying to install Ubuntu on an iMac. For that purpose I have installed rEFIt and it is trying to boot Ubuntu from my pendrive. Whenever I do so, however, I end up with a black screen saying ...
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192 views

Can Mac OS X and Windows 7 have same computer name in a dual boot setup?

I am running Mac OS X Lion on a MacBook Pro, and I just set up Boot Camp on the system and installed Windows 7 into another partition. This means it is now a dual-boot machine, and I can boot up into ...
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632 views

Manually remove Windows 8 from Mac Book Pro (OS X 10.8.2 ML)

Here's what I did: I wanted to try W8 on my MBP. installed W8 dualboot with bootcamp got fed up with W8 cause it wouldn't work as expected I deleted the Windows partition with the Disk Utility of ...
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967 views

Resizing and moving MacBook partitions

I have a MacBook Pro set up with a dual boot OS X Lion + Windows 7. My OS X partition is ~100 GB and the other partition is ~300 GB. I would like to make the OS X partition bigger and the Windows ...
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Can I access my Ubuntu partition from OSX?

I have a MacBook, on which I have a dual-boot setup with OSX and Ubuntu. When logged in to Ubuntu, I can easily access my files on my OSX drive (albeit read-only). Is there a way to similarly view ...
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1answer
158 views

Extend boot camp (mac) partition

I have windows on boot camp installed, but I don't have enough hard drive space so i want to increase it. Is there any safe way to do this whitout reinstalling the whole boot camp + windows stuff?
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Windows 7 Boot Camp Partition Not Recognizing Full Disk Space

I recently used Boot Camp to install Windows 7 on a small partition on my MBP, and have found the need to extend the partition for more space. Through the use of several tools, I have managed to ...
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Resizing Bootcamp Partition Without Wiping

I done goofed and made my Win7 bootcamp partition just a little too small (about 850mb left after installing critical software). So, I kinda really want to get a little bit more space. However, after ...
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Dual boot OSX and Windows 7 natively

I'm considering getting one of those new fancy Mac Book Pro's with the fancy screens, but after reading some stuff on the internets about running Windows 7 with bootcamp: ...
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Hibernate between OS X and Bootcamp Win 7

Is it possible to use the true hibernate system functionalities of Win 7 and OS X to create a kind of instant switching between the two? Imagine this when reading/writing the sleep images to a quick ...
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283 views

Which filesystems has first class support on both Linux and Mac OS X [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which file system to use in between OSX and Linux I'm replacing the optical drive on a Macbook with an HDD and plan to use half of the new drive for Linux. The other ...
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Windows doesn't show up as bootable operating system on Mac

My MacBook Air running Windows 7 got messed up after my cat forced power off. After a reboot, I kept getting a STOP error trying to boot, and my OS X installation vanished as a bootable OS (and the ...
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What is the best drive format to share data between Mac, Linux and OS X?

Note: I'm not asking how... I know that. I'm currently using Paragon Software's drivers which let you access all drive formats from all OSes (e.g. the Linux drive from OSX or the OSX drive from Win7, ...
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468 views

Full disk encryption on a dual boot system OS X/Win7 (one hard disk)

I have a macbook pro with lion on it. I'd like to put win 7 on it and dual boot it - on the same HDD. I'd also like to encrypt as much of it as possible and use open source encryption if possible. I ...
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How do i install windows xp on my partitioned mac hard drive, without a CD?

The situation is that my Macbook Pro's disk drive doesn't work. It just rejects a lot of CDs or DVDs you put in there. I've partitioned the hard drive using Disk Utility, so now i have 225GB of OS X ...
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MacBook Pro and Backtrack 5R1 Configuration

I have a Macbook pro Quad core (2.2/8gb ram/750gb hdd). I have went through tons of forums on the Internet, but none of them seemed to be updated for the current Backtrack 5R1, or the question of ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a Mac running OS X Lion?

Anyone tried to install Ubuntu dual-booting on Mac OS X Lion 10.7? I know it is doable with Leopard and Snow Leopard. I heard that the Ubuntu installer will write the first 446 bytes from the ...
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Configure Multiple OS on Mac

I just had a iMac delivered today. I want to configure it in following way for testing on various versions. I need to set up 10.7 Server, 10.6 Server and Windows 2008 server and possibly one more ...
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Is blessing the Ubuntu partition reversible on a Macbook Pro? How?

So far, I've been dual booting Mac OS X with Ubuntu. Blessing the Ubuntu Partition will speed up the boot process. Apparently, all I have to do is this: sudo bless –device /dev/disk0s3 –setboot ...
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How to boot to Windows 7 after installing Lion on my OS X (using rEFit)

I just installed the Lion upgrade to OS X. Now, when I boot i don't get any options to boot to Windows 7 as i did before the upgrade. I have rEFit installed. What can I do? When I installed the ...
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570 views

Wireless Driver Not Working Ubuntu / OS X dual boot

I'm using a MacBook Pro 10, dual-booting Mac OS X 10.6.8 and Ubuntu 11.04. Ubuntu is working well for all intents and purposes, except there is no internet connectivity, due to the fact that Ubuntu ...
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404 views

Dualboot (10.5.8/XP) MacBook freezes at startup

My MacBook freezes at the boot screen The wheel is not spinning. I can however do the following: Hold down alt and select if I want to boot Mac OS X or Windows XP Start windows in safe mode, if ...
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Does Lion kill Bootcamp?

Does OSX Lion break Bootcamp with Windows 7 installed? I've been looking around online and can't seem to find a definitive answer on this. I'm considering upgrading to Lion, but I'm worried that it ...
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How to bring back Ubuntu after Lion install using rEFIt

Upgraded to Lion this morning which went mostly smoothly, but when I tried to boot back into Ubuntu (I do most of my work in Linux) I was only able to get as far as the grub command mode. I spent a ...
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1answer
582 views

Install Windows 7 and Mac OS on a laptop [closed]

I have an Intel Core 2 Duo laptop. I already have Windows 7 in one partition but now I want to install Mac OS in the other partition. Is it possible and how can I boot into both partitions at will? I ...
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772 views

Use one home directory for more than one operating system

I want to configure the same user account across multiple operating systems. Right now, I'm set up for general use in Mac OS 10.6.6 "Snow Leopard," and I have about 200gb of files in my home directory ...
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657 views

How can I install Ubuntu on my MacBook?

Will Ubuntu 10.10 run out of the box on my MacBook 7,1? What steps must I follow to get Ubuntu 10.10 running as a dual/triple boot with Mac OS/ Windows?
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Using the same storage drive with dual partitions

I'd like to use a dual partition from my ssd (Windows 7 & OS X). I would also like them both to share my two internal SATA hard drives (which is generally where all my additional files that are ...
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Boot Camp Windows 7 shows Vista boot screen after setting up with Parallels 5

I have a Windows 7 Professional installation set up using Boot Camp, alongside Mac OS X Snow Leopard on my MacBook. My MacBook boots Mac OS X by default. The other day I decided to take Parallels ...