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MacBookPro8,2 early 2011 boots into safe mode but not to recovery mode (even with USB)

I have a MacBook Pro early 2011 that will only boot into safe mode, trying anything besides single user results in a crash or hangs with a white screen, can't even boot from an El Capitan USB, current ...
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How to create a Mac bootable gparted or Parted Magic thumb drive?

Is it possible to create a Mac-bootable thumb drive containing gparted or Parted Magic without installing a full Linux distribution? I tried several methods like unetbootin (some blogs suggest this ...
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Failed to make bootable USB drive and now I can't even format it

I want to do a fresh install of Yosemite and I got a brand new 8GB flash drive and I followed this tutorial. I formatted the USB drive and was copying the Yosemite installer, however I got the ...
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Install knoppix on usb with disk utility?

I have downloaded the linux distro knoppix. I have snow leopard and i want to make a bootable usb with the above distro with the disk utility. I put the source to be the iso of the distro and ...
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Image files made with Disk Utility creates parent folder

I'm using OS X 10.5.8., updated from 10.5.2. which I installed from the two installation DVDs that came with my MB404 MacBook. I recently found my original 10.5.2. installation DVDs, which I thought ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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How To Create A Bootable USB Installer for Windows, Linux and OSX?

How can I use my 120GB USB Drive as an ultimate IT tool? I want to have the following ISOs partitioned off and accessible through a bootloader (any): Windows 5,6,7,8,10 OSX 10.6,7,8,9,10 GParted ...
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How to create linux USB discs that do work on Apple Macs?

It seems that there are several problems releated to incompatibilities between Apple-EFI and UEFI that do prevent Apple users from easily using USB drives to install or even run other operating ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Why does external boot sometimes boot to OS X Installer

I have some SD cards with 10.8 installed (and some with 10.10). On these I have set up a user and installed DiskWarrior and other utilities. I also have the Yosemite installer in /Applications (for ...
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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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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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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: ...