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Cannot reinstall OS X. Will Apple Store do it on the spot?

I installed Windows on my MacBook Air 2015 and erased the SSD in the process because it's only 128 GB and because I thought it would be easy to create a bootable USB key to reinstall OS X should I ...
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OS X Internet Recovery doesn't see SSD drive

I wanted to do a clean install and booted from OS X recovery partition. In disk utility I selected "erase" option. SSD was working correctly before that. Now, if i startup, the only way to proceed is ...
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Clean Install of OS X El Capitan with USB Stick Made Prior to 2/14/2016 - No Error

I just completed a clean install of OS X El Capitan with a USB stick made prior to February 14, 2016 but did not get the error message that the "This copy of the Install OS X El Capitan application ...
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Tomcat Installation Scenarios [on hold]

We are planning to introduce tomcat into our infrastructure, we are currently considering two install options. 1) Download the package manually from tomcat.apache.org and install it. 2) Use the RPM ...
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If I pre-downloaded the windows support software, How do I install it?

Im attempting to install windows 10 onto my 15" mid 2015 macbook pro. I'm running the latest version of el capitan and the latest version of bootcamp which no longer contains the checkmark screen that ...
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Installing Casper; a program that needs to be placed in a directory on my PATH

I need to install software but I don't understand how to do so. I have downloaded a file which contains 5 files which includes a Unix Executable file which when I open displays this: Last login: Tue ...
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This copy of the Install OS X Yosemite application can’t be verified. It may have been corrupted or tampered with during downloading

Sorry if my question is easy because I am new to Mac. OS X Yosemite on my friend's Macbook Air was removed. Now when we start his Mac it has just Windows. For installing Os x, I got the the ...
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How Do I Install Windows 8 without deleting my Mac OS X Partitions?

Ok, so I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 on my Mac and I've reached a point in the windows setup that has asked me where I want to install windows. I didn't want to accidentally delete my Mac OS so I ...
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Installation of OS X Snow Leopard on a new hard drive using a disk

I am attempting to install OS X Snow Leopard on a new harddrive. I am using a Mac mini mid-2010 Unibody. I also have the original Snow Leopard disk. I used a guide on iFixit to replace my harddrive. ...
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.pkg and .dmg won't verify, and the usual steps to solve don't work

I am trying to install the update for Echo Livescribe pens and when I launch the app, I get a 'verifying livescribe Software.pkg..." message that never progresses. I tried following these directions: ...
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How to re-install iOS SDK in Xcode?

Xcode gives me an error when looking for iPhoneOS 8.3 SDK. The path exists in my filesystem but contains only one unrelated file. Xcode tells me I have that version already installed inside ...
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El Capitan not installing after first restart

I have successfully downloaded and opened the program to install El Capitan on my computer. However, after the computer restarts the first time, it boots back into Yosemite and it doesn't continue. ...
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Macbook Air stuck in failed Windows installation

I tried to install Windows 10 using Boot Camp on my MacBook Air Mid 2012. The Windows installation failed and everytime. I tried to boot my Mac and it displayed the "No bootable device .." error. I ...
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Can't find installed software

Forgive me if this is a dumb question, but I've tried all sorts of things, and need help. I needed to use some software from the Internet, so I got some installers for them. All of them are .dmg and ...
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“Could not find installation information for this machine” after dis erase

I erased my disk while planing to reinstall the OS. Now I get the recovery screen as planed, I press "Reinstall OS X" and then press on "Continue". It checks my eligibility and tells me "Could not ...
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MacBook Pro installation failure (recovery, internet, or disk)… what now?

Inherited a MacBook Pro (2010 MacBook6,1 17"). Starts up fine, but wouldn't boot - no operating system found. Hard drive does not appear to be bad (see details below) but I can't seem to get it to ...
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Brew doctor asking to update xcode, while its already updated

When I run brew doctor It says Warning: Your Xcode (6.4) is outdated Please update to Xcode 7.3.1. Xcode can be updated from the App Store. While I already have latest XCode cli, which I found ...
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Why is my OS install taking 8 days and still at 0%?

My problem is what the title says. It's a fresh install. I formatted the hard-drive before I began. I'm down-loading from interwebz; no USB. It says I'm connected to the correct WI-FI. I've tried ...
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Permission issue when installing a Mac Service

I have an installer for Mac OS X, which tries to install the program as a service. As usual during the installation process the user has to confirm their password, which allows the install. However, ...
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Hard Disk problems, unsure of how to proceed

A couple of days ago, I closed the lid on my 2012 MBP running El Capitan with Samsung Pro 830; it had nearly no power left. Power ran out while I was closing the lid, I suspect, so I plugged it in, ...
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/usr is not writable. Run this installer as root error when installing Phoronix

I'm trying to install Phoronix Test Suite. Once I cd to the folder it downloads, I try sudo ./install-sh which gives the error ERROR: /usr is not writable. Run this installer as root or specify a ...
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Can I install Linux on Mac Mini mid 2011?

My long (started in 2011) and pleasant adventure with Apple will be apparently over as today's update yielded the Mac Mini (mid 2011) unbootable even to recovery mode (Cmd-R during power on). Can I ...
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installing Snow Leopard in VirtualBox, but it won't complete the installation

I'm getting ready to upgrade my MacBook Pro from Snow Leopard to El Capitan, but I want to be able to keep running MT-Newswatcher, so I want to run SL in VirtualBox. I followed the directions at this ...
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How to Recover Data when OSX cannot?

There is only one .tex file which I would like to restore in my system. My system is El-Capitan 10.11.5 in Macbook Air 2013-mid. Problems I have Time Machine backup but it is 3 days old and does ...
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Homebrew putty installation does not make the putty command recognisable

I would like to instal putty with use of Homebrew. I'm performing the following command: brew install putty which gives the seemingly correct output: ==> Downloading https://homebrew.bintray....
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Stuck at black screen in almost completed Windows 7 installation on iMac

I installed Windows 7 on my 27 inch iMac using Bootcamp and the installation DVD. After the installation, Windows booted to a black screen. When restarting, I can see the Windows logo loading, but ...
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Installing fonts from terminal instead of Font Book?

I know how do install new fonts using Font Book. Is there also a way to install fonts from the terminal, using some smart shell command?
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Install El Capitan from usb drive

I have 2 Macs (one MacBook Pro and one iMac). I made a copy of the installer on a USB drive and then installed El Capitan on MacBook Pro. Now I want to use the drive to install El Capitan on the iMac. ...
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El Capitan Installation cannot be completed.

I've been trying to update my macbook pro 2011 13" from 10.6.8 to El Capitan but towards the end of the installation progress bar, it crashes and says that the installation cannot be completed and ...
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Install OSX on previously wiped macbook pro

I have a 13 inch Macbook Pro. I don't have any recovery discs or backup and the hard drive has been completely formatted to remove any Apple partitions. I think the macbook is probably registered to ...
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Error opening minecraft.dmg, 'Protocol wrong type for socket' [duplicate]

I am using an Apple MacBook Air and cannot open .dmg files. This is mainly a problem with minecraft.dmg. A dialog opens with 'Warning' 'Protocol wrong type for socket' and does not open. I have ...
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How to install a package in development without sudo?

How can I use the installer command line tool to install a package we are developing? For purpose of testing I want to install the package as a normal user and not with sudo privileges. The manual ...
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How do I debug stalled out package verification?

Every time I try to install any new software this happens... The package starts verifying, but then makes no progress. Eventually I give up and cancel the install. How can I diagnose this so I ...
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Can't install Flash 21 A

This week my El Capitan system reported that the Flash player was out of date. So I did the usual thing and went to Adobe, downloaded the latest (21 A) installer and kicked it off. After entering my ...
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Reinstall OS X due to compromised OS X partition whilst keeping Boot Camp

I have an iMac with OS X and Windows 7 dual boot (which was installed via Boot Camp). Recently, the OS X partition has been compromised, but the Windows one works great. I have created a bootable USB ...
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Can't see Apple_HFS partition after using Minitool Partition Wizard

I tried to reduce my partition size using Minitool Partition Wizard on my BOOTCAMP partition (I didn't touch Apple_HFS partition) now I can't see my Apple_HFS partition in Disk Utility. However this ...
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How to reinstall OS X on an iMac which only has Ubuntu installed on it?

I have a 2011 iMac with only Ubuntu installed. It's not a dual-booted iMac, it only has Ubuntu installed. How do I revert back to original OS X and remove Ubuntu? I've tried pressing various keys (⌘ ...
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Disk Utility (recovery mode) stuck at loading

I want to do a clean install of el capitan OS. I booted to recovery mode, chose reinstall os x and followed the steps. So far so good. When it came to choose the destination disk where I wanted to ...
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Mac application to download, verify (through md5), and run another large application

I have spent quite some time Googling for a specific product solution that I cannot seem to find for the life of me, so I come to Stack Exchange for some help. I work for an unmentioned public ...
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How do I make packages out of non-package installers?

I want to use Apple Remote Desktop to install software on the Macs in our office, but often the installers come as an application bundle (not the actual application which could simply be copied, but ...
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How can I install Fedora Linux on a MacBook Pro, Model A1150?

I performed the following steps: Formatted a USB Flash Drive as: FAT32 Copied the Fedora Live ISO image to: /efi/boot/boot.iso Copied ISO 2 USB EFI Booter for Mac to: /efi/boot/boot.efi I then ...
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Install InkScape without XQuartz

Is it possible to install InkScape without XQuartz? I did install it already and it's working but I feel like it's not that native (e.g. the menu doesn't appear on the top pannel but until the title ...
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Infinite “Verifying *.pkg”

I have been staring the following to dialogs for about an hour: This problem does't only occur on one specific application. Instead, all applications seem to experiencing an infinite verification ...
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'the 'grub-efi-amd64-signed' package failed to install into /target/' during Linux Mint installation on an iMac

I have a Mid 2007 iMac, I've installed rEfind on the mac and the Linux Mint (Cinnamon 17.3) installer on an USB thumb drive . rEfind sees the USB thumb drive, sees grub installed on the key, I boot ...
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Create install media - lion -command not found

I am trying to create a bootable usb drive in order to rebuild my sons old imac. I have followed the instructions given on this and other forums but am getting command not found when trying to run ...
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How to Install pdfimages in El Capitan?

I am reviewing the answer here about Extracting embedded images from a PDF. It is not in Homebrew. How can you install pdfimages in OS X El Capitan?
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How to create a Mac OS X Yosemite dmg bootable Installer Version?

I have a Mac OS X Yosemite downloaded file like this: Like I see, it must have a Yosemite.app file in it, so why doesn't this have the file? This is truly from an Official Apple Website. It just ...
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Issue with broken display on MacBook Air while trying to reinstall OS X

So I have this MacBook Air that I haven't used in a year and I forgot the password. Problem is, the display has been broken for a long time, so I have been using an external monitor with it, but I ...
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How to clean install OSX without formatting drive?

What's the best way to clean install (not upgrade) OSX (from 10.10 to 10.11) without formatting my drive? This is a MBPr with a 1TB internal, where I have 700GB of media that I would like to leave on ...
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Can the cp command be used to restore a hard drive?

My cousin contacted me for tech support because her computer was refusing to boot to the startup drive, and the issue turned out to be a corrupted drive that Disk Utility refused to fix, telling us to ...