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Backtrack 5 R3 not detecting USB drive - macbook pro A1278 (EMC 2554*) dual boot

I have installed Backtrack 5 R3 and the USB drive I am trying to get some files from isn't being detected at all. Backtrack detects the ports, but not the device (USB thumb drive). The drive is ...
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How can I download the Mavericks installer to a Windows PC?

I don't want to install Mavericks onto a Windows PC - I want to to download the installer (5Gb) onto a Windows PC and then install it on a Mac from a USB drive. For reasons I won't go into, it's not ...
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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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USB with Linux Partition convert for Mac?

I have a USB drive that I somehow managed to partition it as "Linux" (according to Mac) as I did format and copy the files on a "Linux" OS. Is there anyway for me to convert it to be readable in Mac? ...
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Can I make a Smart Card using a flash drive?

I want to require a user to plug in a flash drive before letting them authenticate with his/her password. Are there any solutions that work well for laptops, preferably Macs? I'm not looking for a ...
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Is it safe to remove hidden folders from Mac OS X from a USB drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I just formated my external HDD and gave it two partitions. What are these files it created? Mac OS X I recently copied some files on a USB flash drive on a Mac. Now on ...
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Multiple Live CDs on a Single USB using a Mac

Okay, so after searching high and low, trying YUMI and XBOOT with zero success (and probably causing damage to my drive for so much reading and writing), I'm turning to the StackExchange community! ...
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How to mount a hardware locked usb pendrive on a mac?

I recently got this pendrive from my bank. It's a 4GB drive - but all that shows up on my mac is a 2MB partition containing a file logintool.exe. I confirmed that on windows I can login - but ...
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Running a VM off a USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Mac/Parallels/XP

I use a MacBook Air as my primary machine, and the 128GB SSD means space is precious. To save about 10 GB, I've been running Parallels with a Windows XP VM off an external USB hard drive, which ...
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Mac made a flash drive “read only” in Windows?

I use a 128GB flash drive to move my work between several PCs (all win XP sp3) and a Mac with OSX 10.6. The drive is formatted as NTFS, the Mac uses the Paragon NTFS driver for read/write access. ...
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A good way to automatically backup a flash drive on Mac?

I have an 8GB flash drive that I would like to back up to a hard drive. My current plan is to use a Folder Action Script to automatically run "rdiff-backup FlashDriveDirectory BackupDirectory". Does ...
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Formatted USB flash drive with Disk Utility on Mac and now it is not recognized on any Mac or Windows machine

I have formatted Canyon CN-MP4A USB flash drive with Disk Utility on Mac and now it is not recognized on any Mac or Windows machine. I have formatted with Disk Utility > drive > Erease > ...
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Connecting a usb flash drive to a MacBook Pro

I need to read some files from a usb thumb drive, but I plug it into my MBP, nothings happens. I was expecting it to mount automatically. Is this normal? The same drive works fine with Windows ...
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How do I keep Mac OS X from saving hidden files on my flash drive?

Hidden files and folders like .fseventsd, .Spotlight-V100, .TemporaryItems, and .Trashes are getting dumped in my flash drive every time I plug it into my Mac... How do I keep it from doing this? ...
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How to create a Linux USB stick that boots on Mac?

If I try to create a bootable USB stick by using dd to copy an ISO file to it, it usually works on PC but it won't appear in the boot menu of my Macbook. Is there an easy way to generate a bootable ...
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Why doesn't “Disk Utility.app” recognise my `dd`-copied disk?

Short Summary Version of the Question Why, when I try to copy an ISO CD image onto a USB flash device, do I get a lot of weird behaviours? Original Version of the Question, with all the details ...
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Is it possible to disable write caching on a USB mass storage device on Mac OS X?

On Windows, there's a setting for removable drives called "optimize for quick removal", which disables write caching so you can just unplug your removable drive without causing filesystem corruption. ...
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USB improperly removed from a Mac. Not reading on a Mac or PC! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: flash drive ejected improperly- lost files Someone I know was in college and they were working in Flash CS3 and their USB flash drive got pulled out accidentally. Now, it ...
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How do I burn an ISO on a USB drive on Mac OS X?

what's the best way to get an ISO "burned" to a USB stick on a Mac? Restoring using Disk Utility does not work. The ISO is ubuntu mini.iso. It is the minimalist install ISO for installing ubuntu. It ...
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Booting up a Mac from the USB flash drive

Is it possible to boot from a USB flash drive on a Mac? Current setup is an iMac (early 2008) running Snow Leopard. What do I need to do to have the Mac boot from the USB stick?