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Preventing booting from external media

Is it possible to set up Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) on a MacBook Air so that users cannot boot from external media (e.g. a USB memory stick) and cannot restore the OS from the internal restore ...
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OS X El Capitan won't work and is not recognized on UniBeast

I have been trying to download the new version of El Capitan and use UniBeast to create a bootable USB. However, every time I download El Capitan from the App Store, it takes 2 hours to download the 6 ...
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How to install a bootable ISO onto a single partition of a usb stick?

Previous questions/answers dealt with the simple case of a single partition on the USB disk that was just overwritten with dd. Also it looks like the disk utility gui doesn't allow creation of ...
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Can I copy a bootable El Capitan installer USB stick to a hard drive partition and install from there?

I am salvaging a mid 2013 MacBook Air 11" that was discarded with a broken screen backlight due to beverage spill and missing its SSD. (I have a very tiny budget right now so I'm only spending on more ...
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Boot Camp makes unbootable USB drive

I used Boot Camp Assistant to create a Windows 10 install disk. However, the disk is not bootable. I am confused as to why Boot Camp Assistant would make an install disk not bootable. Can someone ...
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Putting MacBook Pro SSD into an external cradle

My old MacBook Pro (2010) is now dead. It had a 500GB Samsung SSD inside (in replacement of the original HDD). Some of the data where not in my time machine: I would like to extract the SSD and put ...
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Why download a Yosemite .dmg when I can create my own?

Having a Mac I wanted to know can't I just make my own .dmg file using AutoDMG? Instead of finding some random file on the Internet and hoping its not infected? Is there any other software that would ...
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How to create a bootable usb for OS X on Windows?

i had erase all data from my macbook and know i need to create a usb bootable to reinstall the yosemite or another version. I can't access to app store to download the OS. How i can download it and ...
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Mac pro early 2008 won´t boot from pendrive with yosemite install app

Mac pro 8 core early 2008 mountain lion installed. I need to clean install Yosemite. The pendrive does not show when you press alt, at the boot screen. Nevertheless it shows on configuration startup ...
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Is it possible to use Windows PE Bootable drive on OS X

I am completely new to Apple machines. I have got a MacBook Pro. I want to see all available drives on the computer. The computer cannot boot into OS X. I only know Windows PE Bootable drive. I have ...
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Does any data go into SSD from bootable OS USB (besides OS itself)?

I made a bootable OS 10.6 in my external HD with Disc Utility's partition & restore functions (with the "source" (as OS disc) and "destination" method...) And I used that to do a clean OS install ...
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How do i copy my System into Parallels?

Is it even possible ? I want to boot my actual Mac OS X Server in Parallels. ( With all the programs and setting ) The Reason is : I want to create a Test-System, where i can experiment without ...
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Making A USB Drive Bootable in Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion

I own copies of all three operating systems and would like to have a single drive that enable me to boot from and use Disk Warrior etc under each OS. Is this possible?
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Can I format new MacBook hard drive from OSX DVD?

I have to install a fresh new drive into my MacBook pro 2009. I haven't formatted yet, nor do I have a USB dock to do so from my current osx installation. If I install the new drive and boot from ...
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Macbook 12,1 (OSX 10.11.4) will not boot SSD clone of OSX 10.9.5 from MacbookPro 11,1

I am trying to create a boot disk for an older MacBook Pros that I have (MacBookPro 11,1 running OSX 10.9.5) which I plan to then boot from a newer MacBook Pro (MacBookPro 12,1 running OSX 10.11.4). ...
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Installing El Capitan from a bootable DVD

I have El Capitan on a bootable DVD. I restart my Mac and hold the option key until the disks come up and I choose EFI Boot (name of the disk is different than what it shows at the time of booting). ...
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Make a bootable USB for my MBPr mid-2015 Retina without rEFInd?

I have a MacBook Pro mid-2015 Retina (Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,4). I had a bootable USB drive, with another OS (Linux-based) on it. I could boot on it without any issue until I had to use that ...
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Install Mavericks on Mac Mini with a completly formatted hard disk

I have an older Mac Mini with Snow Leopard installed on it. When I was upgrading to Mavericks, the installation was stuck and the MacMini didn't start any more. I didn't know about Recovery etc. So I'...
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Installing OSX from Boot USB errors

My mac mini 2009 was freezing on loading screen and I was able to recover some important documents using COMMAND + R and its terminal, by copying to a USB. After that, I erased my disk from Disk ...
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Create El Capitan's bootable USB drive using Windows [duplicate]

As I say in the title, I need to create a bootable USB drive with OSX El Capitan using Windows 10. I can't start my Mac using OSX anymore and I want to perform a clean install. If I use Recovery my ...
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Where can I download a full OS X 10.11.1 Public Beta installer?

I have a bootable OS X drive that I like to keep up to date, but with the replacement of "Install OS X El Capitan Public Beta" with "Install OS X El Capitan GM Candidate" in the App Store, I'm not ...
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OSX install DVD showing up as EFI boot on start up

My brother's Mac Pro somehow has all of its utilities missing. Its guts have been taken out. I don't know how this happened, but I'm trying to fix that by creating a Lion DVD or bootable USB. I ...
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Booted from Cloned drive works slow

situation is, i have to give up the Mac... Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013), 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM/Memory, Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB graphics, & a 1 TB ...
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How to install Boot Camp from content of previously created flash storage?

I've installed Windows 7 SP1 via Boot Camp before and kept the content of the SD card that I created during the process. I want to know how I can copy that content to another SD card and install off ...
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Hard disk doesn't show on boot after erasing with Disk Utility

I have inserted a new disk. It shows after holding the option key. Then I opened Disk Utility and successfully formatted the disk. I restarted and help option but now I can't see my hard disk. I ...
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Mac OS install drive not being recognized by computer

I recently installed Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) onto an external USB drive. It has been working fine for the past few days. When I need to switch OS installs, I shut down the computer and then pull out ...
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How to fix non-bootable OS X, after Boot Camp problems?

I accidentally removed the "Recovery HD" partition, when I was installing Windows, and now my OS X system is not booting anymore. How do I fix this, without wiping the entire disk, and starting ...
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Cannot detect bootable USB

I have a problem with installing windows: USB Details: Before I created a (what I classify as) bootable disk properly, I have went through the USB being corrupted because of me killing the dd ...
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Can I run a disc image of a cloned Tiger or Leopard PPC drive on a modern Intel Mac via virtualization software?

I have a PowerMac G5 PPC running Tiger and an old, white, Santa Rosa MacBook running Leopard. If I create cloned disc images of these OS drives, will I be able to run them in VMWare Fusion/Parallels/...
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installation os x on Mac pro 2 from scratch

I purchased mac pro 2 model no# a1186 few days ago with a new Hard drive . Now im trying to install os x from usb. i made bootable usb through another mac mini machine by formatting it through disk ...
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Replace Recovery HD with a “bootable drive” formatted partition?

A while ago, I had the idea to use the bootable Mac OS X USB drive-making procedure on a hard drive partition, so that I could basically have a version of the “Recovery HD” that doesn’t need to ...
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Force boot usb in erased macbook

Out of frustration from Yosemite, I booted macbook in recovery mode, and erased the Macintosh drive from my retina macbook pro 13 inch. But I am not able to boot into ubuntu usb installer I made ...
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Bootcamp: Insert Boot disk error

Ok so I have been trying all day using all sorts of ISO's that I can find but I run through the process in Boot Camp Assistant ensuring that all three options are selected and I point to my ISO but ...
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How do I create a Windows bootable USB stick on a Mac?

How do I create a Windows bootable USB stick on a Mac? I need to create bootable USB stick with Acronis Disk Director to repair my old PC laptop with Windows XP and the only other computer I have ...
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Bootable drive for MacBook Air without CD/DVD drive?

I'm considering getting a MacBook Air. Since it doesn't have a CD/DVD drive, how can you deal with issues that would otherwise call for a bootable install disk?
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MacPro4,1 USB Boot?

Just bumped into an odd problem with my MacPro4,1 (2009/Nehalem) wherein I cannot boot from USB bootable disks. My various disks are recognized from System Preferences -> Startup Disk, however they ...
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iMac does not show bootable USB drive on boot menu

I downloaded the Linux USB Image of memtest86 and used dd to get the image on a USB flash drive. Whenever I used it on an iMac Late 2006 (running SL) or the newest Macbook Air 13'' (running ML) the ...
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Mac operating system from disc at startup

Hello everyone and thank you in advance. I have just downloaded Linux Ubuntu and put it on a disk. What i want to do is to hold C during the Mac startup so that I can choose to boot my mac through ...
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Restoring to previous state: concerns with Carbon Copy Cloner and Time Machine conflict

One week ago I experienced an odd and catastrophic failure of my MacBook Pro. The details of the failure are not important, and the relevant parts have been replaced, among them a new HDD. Side note: ...
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Is it possible to a full system Copy and run it in Parallels?

i have Mac Server and i want to have a full copy of the System. So i can play around and test new Software and Upgrades before i apply it to the real System. I am using Parallels and want to create a ...
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Mac Backup Software that can run from a CD/DVD

I've been googling around and I've found several backup programs for Mac like Carbon Copy, SuperDuper and ChronoSync. They all seem to offer the option to create bootable backups but that's not what I ...
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How can I initiate OS X installation from a dmg in Windows on a Mac?

I have a MacBook Pro with a working BOOTCAMP partition running Windows 8, and a damaged OS X 10.10 beta partition. The problem is that I cannot boot with the OS X partition, and in order to reinstall ...
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How to make a bootable external hard drive and boot up a Mac? [duplicate]

I have an iMac 27 inch, and one summer the room temperature was up to 40C, and I came home that day, and the hard drive was really slow. I then rebooted the machine and it took something like 8 ...
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How to create a bootable Ubuntu USB stick using OS X 10.10.2

I have downloaded the ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso. How do I create a bootable Ubuntu USB stick using my Macbook Air which is running OS X 10.10.2? I cannot create a bootable CD, since the Air is ...