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Create Compressed Back Up Image Mac Mavericks

I have a 3TB external drive, that for some reason is partitioned as a single Master Boot Record partition. Seagate, go figure. I'm running a 1TB Mac with 10.9.4 and about 380GB used space. My ...
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Unable to boot into OSX after installing Windows with Bootcamp

I installed Windows 8.1 Enterprise via Bootcamp on my MBP (Nov 2013 model), now I can only boot into Windows, no way to boot into OSX. When I hold the ALT button at boot, the menu shows only Windows ...
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29 views

Booting Windows 8 on an older Mac. Making a Parallels partition bootable

After having tried everything simple, I've arrived at the following scenario: A blank SSD (internal) to work on. An externally running Mac OS installation to do all the work from (and later clone ...
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1answer
50 views

What is the best way to overcome MBR limitations for a Mac/Mac/Windows triple boot?

Most of the question is in the title, but here's a little explanation. I have a MacBook Pro with a 512 GB SSD inside of it. On that SSD I have a Mac partition running OSX 10.9, another Mac partition ...
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47 views

Disc not bootable after creating a Windows partition with Bootcamp

I want to install windows on my mac AGAIN after removing it a few weeks ago I buy a USB, get the windows 7 iso, use BOOTCAMP to format it and create it as a bootable disc I then create a new WINDOWS ...
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31 views

Increasing size of Time Machine storage partition

I have a 500G hard drive attached to my iMac. When it was first attached a friend partitioned it equally for storage and backup (Time Machine). Now the backup part is full but the storage is hardly ...
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partition icons disappeared after installing windows 7.

I installed windows 7 on macbookPro OS X Lion. The mac partition doesn't appear in startup menu anymore and windows 7 boots automatically. The option/alt key only brings up an option for windows. The ...
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81 views

Installing Linux alongside Mac + Windows AFTER Bootcamp

I'm looking to set up triple-booting on my Macbook Pro, running OSX, Windows 7, and something Linux (probably Ubuntu 14.04) Ordinarily, I don't think this would be too hard, but most of what I've ...
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53 views

Converting a MBR partition table to a GPT on a HFS+ hard drive

I have a HFS+ 2TB drive that I used to use with my Mac. I wanted to read its contents from Linux (Ubuntu server 14.04) too, so I plugged the drive and played around with gdisk, fdisk, parted and so ...
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116 views

Reinstalling OSX after previously deleting it and installing JUST Windows 8.1 UEFI

I bought a 13" Mid-2013 MacBook Air just after they came out (in Australia). I then proceeded to wipe OS X completely and install Windows 8.1 on a GUID partition, booting under UEFI. It took many ...
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81 views

How to reclaim free space after attempting to resize Windows partition with GParted

This is on an OS X Macbook Air with a Boot Camp partition I had a working Win7 boot camp partition that was too small. Being lazy, I googled how to resize it and got a guide for GParted. I ...
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The brightness on the Windows 7 partition of my Macbook Pro won't change. How do I fix this?

Since installing Windows 7 + Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro, I've been unable to change the brightness. Pressing the F1/F2 keys makes the brightness graphic appear and a bar moves up and down, but the ...
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1answer
156 views

How do I repair an SD card whose partition format cannot be recognized?

I have a 2GB SD card that was reportedly unreadable on several digital cameras and computers, and I need to get data from it. When I put it in my Mac using a card reader and check Disk Utility or use ...
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85 views

Use free space on a Mac (with a SSD)

I have a MacBook Air with a 128GB SSD, I installed Yosemite on a second partition then removed it and now I have that: 50GB of free space and I can't find how to give it to Macintosh HD (the ...
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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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241 views

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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53 views

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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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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47 views

OSX Time Machine backup Users partition

I use Time Machine to backup my OSX Mountain Lion computer. Recently I moved the "/Users" folder to a separate partition and used fstab to mount it back to "/Users". That all works fine. But Time ...
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Mount the second partition of an image with hdiutil

I'm trying to open a partition on my Mac (OSX Mavericks). Particularly, I've got a file.img image which includes two partitions: a boot partition and a second partition formatted in ext2. When I ...
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61 views

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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102 views

Trouble Partition Hard Drive

In my PC I currently have a 1TB hard drive that I am trying to make into three partitions: one for Windows, one for OS X, and one as a storage for movies and Steam games, just to keep them separated. ...
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46 views

OSX partition smaller than 16 GB

I'm trying to create a new partition because I need a case-sensitive filesystem for web development. But the Disk Utility won't allow me to create one smaller than 16.84 GB. What am I doing wrong?
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Remove hidden content from EMTEC 16GB flash drive

I purchased an inexpensive EMTEC 16GB USB flash drive with the intent to using it for a myriad of purposes (initially, as a start-up to install Windows via Bootcamp) and have been unable to remove the ...
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161 views

The Mac OS X package installer doesn’t display the file system partition on which Mac OS X is installed

When a package, in a .pkg file, needs to be installed on a Mac OS X system, the package installer provided with the system is used. At some point in the installation of any package, it asks on which ...
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64 views

Recover Time Machine partition that turned MBR only instead of GUID

I have one drive that has a NTFS partition, a TimeMachine partition (I guess HFS+) and empty space. The other day, I did one partition more from Windows 8 (bootcamp) and since then, I can't see the ...
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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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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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Is over provisioning on SSD just another partition or unreserved space and can it be alongside a dual boot partition OS setup?

I have a few machines I'd want to dual boot different OSs with but also maximise the lifetime of the SSD fitted to them. I am aware that over-provisioning can help maximise the life of the SSD as it ...
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Reconfiguring partition locations on a Macbook with 2 hard drives and bootcamp

Here's my current setup in my 13", early 2011 Macbook Pro: 120 GB SSD (replacing the SuperDrive): 1) 60 GB HFS+ partition for OSX 10.8.5 operating system 2) 60 GB NTFS partition for Windows (Win 7 ...
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mac osx copy bootable startvolume works but keeps filesystem

He there, i have a macbook air with one ssd hdd that is unfortunetly formatted as journal extended case sensitive. so i have an external hdd where i copied my whole startvolume bootable with the ...
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OS X Maverick refuses to install with “This disk cannot be used to start up your computer.”

When trying to install OS X Maverick on top of Mountain Lion, the installer refuses to install on the "Macintosh HD" partition saying "This disk cannot be used to start up your computer." My disk has ...
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552 views

New partition destroyed bootcamp bootup

I was happily using bootcamp on my mac to run Windows 7. I then decided to create a shared exFAT partition on the drive as well to share files between the systems. After I did this, windows won't boot ...
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118 views

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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117 views

unrecoverable root partition when used as a second hard drive

What I did with my Macbook, I removed DVD driver ant mounted my old macbook hard drive there. BTW, my old disk was split into 2 partitions: root and data. root partition is where system files and my ...
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222 views

Increase OS X partition size using unallocated space

I booted a live Ubuntu CD and shrunk my partition down from 400G to about 300G. Right now, I have about 100G of "unallocated." My OS X partition is 47 and I need to increase the space. I've tried ...
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447 views

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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228 views

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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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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483 views

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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Gray Progress Bar in Macbook Boot caused by Partition Fault

Here's my problem: When I try to load my Macbook it shows the gray progress bar. It takes a while to fill the whole progress and after it Macbook just shuts down. I tried to boot from a recovery ...
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OS X 10.8 can't resize partitions on MBR disk

I have an external HD with a mix of Mac, NTFS and Linux partitions. I wanted to use it to backup some partitions from my MacBook HD, and partially succeeded, copying a 100MB partition into an empty ...
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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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Formating to exFAT (FAT64) w/o loosing data

I recently got a macbook air and I'm trying to make my external HDD to work with it. OSX supports reading from NTFS but unfortunately it doesn't allow writing. I need my files to be accessible on any ...