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is it possible to run multiples of the same operating system one one computer at the same time?

I am attempting to run multiple systems at once one ONE computer all at the same time. Is this at all possible? my knowledge of computers and technology is limited, but to give you a little more ...
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Resize NTFS partition from Mac OS X?

I have an external hard drive that I used for backups of my Windows machine. I left that machine behind but took the drive when I moved to a new city. So far, I've only bought and used a Macbook in ...
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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 Windows 8 - External Drive - Macbook Pro mid 2009

I am trying to partition a MacBook Pro Mid 2009 through boot camp with a Proshe Drive. 1st issue is that my MacBook Pro says I cant use Windows 8 and that I can only use windows 7 plus I don't have a ...
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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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How to disable the second partition without unmount it in Mac?

I've installed OSX Yosemite in another partition in my Mac. But there is a problem. For example, I installed iBooks in both partition. When I right click one of my epub or pdf file, both iBooks are ...
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Mac os partition corrupted

i'm in big trouble. Here is my story: i wanted to resize my bootcamp patition (i had windows 8.1) i followd these steps https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5450324 i resized hfs+ partition from mac ...
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Cannot Install Bootcamp on Mac Fusion Drive

I have two drive installed in my mid-2013 Macbook pro. It is running osx maverick. I set the two drives (an ssd and a regular HD) up using the fusion drive (following the diy fusion drive guides out ...
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Default Mac 500GB partitions

I am trying repair hosed partitions on a Macbook. It has a 500 GB drive and as far as I know, it was a standard install with no Bootcamp. I ran testdisk and it found: EFI System 40 409639 Mac HFS ...
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Will XP still be able to see a FAT32 partition if one of my partitions is an encrypted mac partition?

I have a external with 4 partitions: -Mac OS Extended (Journaled) -Mac OS Extended (Journaled) -FAT32 -Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Im going to encrypt one of those Mac OS partitions... so it'll be ...
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How to set up a shared drive for Windows, Ubuntu, and OS X?

I have a 13" Macbook Air 6,2, and I finally have it set up to triple boot Ubuntu 13.10, Mac OS X 10.9.1, and Windows 8. However, I'd like a shared partition that I can drop files on between the three ...
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MacOS - creating continous space for partitioning

I have 80 GB free space, but disk utility only shows about 14 GB available for partitioning. My understanding is that this could get fixed by defragging the disk. But MacOS has no defrag-tools and the ...
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Does partitioning iTunes and iPhoto libraries make my Mac faster? [duplicate]

I have a iMac (early 2009) with 2,66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 640GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA hard drive If I create a partition for the iTunes library and another one for the ...
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Restore only one partition of Windows Backup

I have a MacBook Pro with an HD partitioned. This HD was divided in two partitions: the first was about 650 GB, with OS X installed, and the second one (created with BootCamp Assistant) was about 100 ...
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How to make bigger Macintosh HD partition

I installed OS X Mavericks Server as a virtual machine to ESX. I'm doing some testing and now I need more space. Macintosh HD partition is 50 GB and I have expand it to 100 GB total in ESX but I need ...
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1Tb disk formatted on Linux won't mount on windows nor mac

I have an external HD (western digital) with 1Tb. I use Linux but I wanted to reserve a cross platform partition on the disk. I decided to create two partitions and used the "disks" application to do ...
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Small bootable flash drive for Mac

I'd like to boot from a flash drive containing some disk management utilities, like disk partitioning on a mac (MacBook Pro). All the instructions I've seen require an OSX installation disk with a >= ...
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1answer
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What is the best way to image MacBook Pro hard drive?

I am thinking about upgrading my mid-2012 MacBook Pro by replacing its HD with an SSD. However, I have four partitions (2-3 for Mac OS X, the rest for windows). So, I was wondering: what is the best ...
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Cannot boot into Mac OS X after partitioning in Windows

My Mac is a Macbook Pro 17", I got it from my friend (no original disc). So after upgrading it to Mavericks (I was unable to install Windows using Boot camp of 10.6.8), Boot Camp successfully let me ...
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Delete Hidden Partitions After Removing Windows from a Mac

I am dual-booting my mid-2012 MacBook Pro into windows 8. Recently, however, I had to delete the windows partition because windows wasn't working. Now I am trying to put windows back on, but when I ...
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Restore whole OS X from damaged but yet somehow accessible HFS+ partition

Okay, here's my problem: my disk got damaged (most possibly by the power problems). Disk utility shows it in gray color and won't mount offering me to check and repair it. Needlessly to say it won't ...
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iMac dual-booting Mavericks and Windows 8.1, trying to extend 8.1 partition

So once upon a time, I had 2 partitions: 800GB for OS X, and 200 for Windows 8. With the 8.1 update, I would like to start using Windows more, and I proceeded to free up 300GB of OS X space, which is ...
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Mac: MediaKit reports no such partition (dual boot with linux)

I am trying to update to OSX Maverick on my Mac, but i cant install it since it says "Disk cannot be used to start the computer", when i choose Machintosh HD as installation disk. I searched around a ...
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set hdd flag to boot in linux now mac will not read the exfat filesystem

I was trying to read an exfat file system in linux and removed the original flag of lba.then remembered I had to install exfat-utils. The drive is still exfat but now will not mount to OSx mountain ...
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Windows Converts Mac Drive into Dynamic/Simple Drive

I have a dual boot of Mac/Windows 7 and they are both installed on an SSD. All my user files were on a separate hard drive with 3 partitions and 150gb of free space. The 3 partitions were HFS and 2 ...
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Mac OS X is not bootable anymore; Bootcamp is?

I installed Bootcamp on my iMac Late 2012 (the Thin one). The installation went smooth and everything worked after. Now recently, I installed windows updates since Windows was bugging me about 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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Install GParted on a mac with Homebrew or Macports?

I'd like to install Gparted on my mac, and I thought I could use Homebrew or Macports to help with that, but I can't seem to figure it out. I tried using Homebrew because I haven't really heard good ...
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How to I create a smaller OS partition size when reinstalling OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

I want to install Windows 8 with Bootcamp on my Macbook Air but my OS partition is the full drive size. My understanding is that you cannot resize the OS partition with Disk Utility (and it appears ...
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External HDD partitioning - Mac OS X

I'm a Mac OS 10.8 user and I have a 1TB USB HDD partitioned before from my Mac in 3 parts. Now, I want to add another back-up partition but I'm not able to do it : I can't do anything on the HDD, not ...
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MacBook Pro HDD partitionning lasts longer then expected

I had 2 partition in my Mac : Macintosh HD and Back-up. I wanted to erase the Back-up partition to increase Macintosh HD's capacity. I had no problems to erase the Back-up partition but resizing the ...
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Error with Formatting Partition (Late 2012 Mac Mini)

For some reason, I am getting an error when I have follow the 'Boot Camp Installation & Setup Guide' which I downloaded and printed from Apple. The error is that when I get to the bit on the ...
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How do I partition my Macintosh HDD when data is already on it?

My macintosh HDD 500GB has about 350GB data on it. I want to create a 100GB partition and leave mountain lion on that and then move my data to the other 400GB partition. However when I go to create ...
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Unable to partition MacBook Air (Disk Utility and free space re. local snapshots)

For some reason, I am unable to partition my SSD. Disk Utility reports a small amount of disk space, but this is a known issue to do with local snapshots: Note: You may notice a difference in ...
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How to restore Mac from Windows 8

Recently I ran into a problem (as mentioned here) where I couldn't log into my OS X. I have Windows 8 installed in a partition, but unfortunately the partition where OS X was installed has been ...
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Removing encrypted partition on Mac os X does not work

I have an encrpyted partition on my mac which I'd like to get rid of. I have already backed up my data and have tried several things that I found on the web. You can find the output of diskutil cs ...
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What HDD format should I use for Mac OS and Windows?

I would like to use my external hdd both on Mac os and windows 7. It looks like NTFS format is readable on Mac, but not writeable. What format should I use to make my hdd read/writeable on both mac ...
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How to delete Lion's 200mb partition?

After I installed mac lion I have a 200mb partition in front of my main install. It's says it's a GPT (Protective Partition). I would really like to get rid of this. I hate having my disk ...
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How to reformat a MacOS X drive for external storage using Linux tools?

I have an old Mac OS X drive that I would like to reuse as external storage. I'm trying to reformat the drive to allow me to do this using Linux parted. I've been successful removing all the old ...
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Creating exFAT partition (for PC & Mac) alongside bootable HFS+ partition?

I have an external hard drive with a bootable HFS+ partition on it. I have unallocated space on this drive that I want to create a new exFAT partition on, so that my entire family's computers, both ...
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Protecting/securing a single Mac OS X partition (dual-boot setup)

I want to know how to protect a specific Mac OS X 10.7 partition which is installed on a dual-boot machine. I do not need anything too powerful or secure, but I have two Mac partitions on the same ...
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A new startup disk was created when trying to install Debian (Mac OS X 10.7.3)

First, I tried to install Debian on my Mac. After giving that up and deleting all the unused partitions, I found, in rEFIt, a Linux startup volume even though no Linux distribution is installed — ...
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Moving OSX Lion from one Harddrive to another Harddrive

How can I move my OSX Lion installation from my 500GB HDD, to my new 250GB Solid State HDD? Re-installing OSX Lion is not an option.
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Delete and Create Partition in Mac Lion

I have Mac Mini 3 volumes. Mac Lion mac Data Mac entertain I want to delete the "Mac Data" and create a new partition in following order Mac Lion Mac entertain NEW PARTITION How to do it?
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Disk Utility has been Shrinking disk for several hours on my MAC OS X 10.7 LION [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How long should it take for gparted to shrink a 44 GB partition down to 10 GB I was trying to make 2 partitions in my local drive of my macbook. Disk Utility has been ...
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Moving Swapfile in Mac OS X Lion

I had previously consulted this thread when using snow leopard to move all swap to an SSD: Moving the swapfiles to a dedicated partition in Snow Leopard The information appears to be out of date at ...
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While partitioning my MacBook Air, I accidentally erased the partition and can't resize Macintosh HD

I had the genius notion that it would be simple to set up my new 2011 MacBook Air to dual-boot Lion and Ubuntu. I started creating a 20GB partition, but somehow in the process, Disk Utility crashed. ...
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How to get OSX to recognize a disk's full size after cloning onto a larger drive?

I have taken a 250G hard drive from my MacBook pro and cloned it sector-by-sector (using Acronis True image; which would be equivalent to running something like dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb) onto a ...
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1answer
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Can't install Boot Camp (“no bootable device” error)

I just bought a MacBook Pro and I am trying to install Boot Camp software so that I can install and use Microsoft Publisher (it didn't come with the Windows for Mac software I purchased). I have ...
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Triple boot (OS X/Win/Linux) via rEFIt doesn't work - Linux not visible in rEFIt

Today I installed Mac OS X Lion alongside with Linux (mint) and Windows 7. To be able to boot into Linux, i've downloaded rEFIt. It opens, I see the Mac and the Windows partition in it, but not the ...