The act of putting software onto a computer so it can run

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Cannot clean-install OS Yosemite 10.10 “File system verify or repair failed”

MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012 (Core i5 2500 Mhz/13.3"/1280x800/4096Mb) with SSD Samsung MZ-7KE512BW I had to replace my hard drive, now I have an SSD. I've been trying to install (any possible) operating ...
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Installing system files in home directory?

I know that many of the directories in /System/Library/ have analogues in /Library/, and a fewer several have analogues in ~/Library/ as well. I also know that in at least some cases, when the system ...
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How to find and kill an installer that autostarts at boot time

Asking on behalf of a child who doesn't remember if/when some application was updated and required a restart to complete the installation. OSX 10.8.5 , macbookpro. Here's what happens: when ...
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Having issues unmounting partition for debian install

I have a 50gb partition set up on my mac for installing debian, MS-DOS (FAT) format. I blessed it and am now unmounting it in order to copy the img file over. I'm using: $ diskutil unmountDisk ...
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Get current path of Automator app

I am trying to create an Automator application which I will be distributing to other users on the network. The automator app will be accompanied by a ZIP file and a PKG installer file. I need to run ...
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Can't install WordGrinder on Yosemite

Recently, I have been trying to install WordGrinder on Yosemite. First I tried getting the latest tar packages from the developers' website and using them, but I ran into some library linking errors ...
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Dual Boot USB installation with OSX and Windows

I have a 16gb USB pendrive that I want to partition to be able to use it as a Window 7 and Mac OSX install drive (probably using a bootloader?!?) I want to be able to use it on our Macs and PCs as a ...
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How can I use Homebrew to install MongoDB 2.8 with “Wired Tiger” storage engine on my MacBook?

I want to install MongoDB on my MacBook, and I would like an no-problems installation experience such as Homebrew offers. However, it looks like brew install mongodb will give version 2.6.6 and ...
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I want to install Yosemite on a MacbookPro4,1 that has a broken firewire system

I have been able to run snow leopard by executing rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/*Firewire* I think need to sneak this somewhere into the yosemite installer.. Or perhaps install yosemite with a ...
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Going back to Mac OS X after installing Ubuntu

So a while ago I made the step of going completely over to Ubuntu on my laptop and I completely removed Mac OS X and just had Ubuntu going. Now I want to re-install Mac OS X - I remember having snow ...
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iMac install Java, webpage test succeeds, `javac` fails

I'm trying to install Java on my iMac running 10.9.5. I downloaded and installed JDK according to the official Oracle instructions. When testing via the web-page at the end of the install, Java is ...
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Package installs fail as Gatekeeper seems broken

For some reason Gatekeeper in OS X seems to be broken. Every time I try to install software I get: the package was signed with a certificate that has expired. However, when looking at the ...
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Late 2006 IMAC, no OS loaded, how to boot to reinstall

I was given a late 2006 IMAC with the hard drives erased and no OS loaded. the IMAC boots to flashing folder. I purchased a MAC OS Tiger Install DVD but it is not bootable. I also have a MAC OS ...
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MacTeX installation failed on MacBookPro10

I am trying to install MacTeX on my MacBook Pro running OS X version 10.9.5 but I get weird errors. I've tried two different packages from Jun 2013 and 2014. Using the Jun 2014 package, I can ...
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Adobe Flash player won't install on my mac

I'm trying to update Adobe Flash player on my mac OsX 10.6 with Safari. Everything was working out in the update process until I clicked 'Install Adobe Flash player' and it requested my mac's username ...
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When installing an application is there any way to avoid any drag and drop?

When installing an application from a DMG file one needs to drag the new application into the application folder (or some other folders). Is there any way to avoid this drag and drop (any new ...
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Install or Remove Windows 7 or later version - this option is Not avaiable how do i Fix it?

Install or Remove Windows 7 or later version - this option is Not available Check On My iMac Screenshort ... How Do i Fix it ?
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MacBook Internet Recovery “?” Folder

With my 2012 MacBook Pro, I'm trying to reinstall Mac OS X (any version that will work) onto a new Solid State Drive that replaced a broken one. I can get to the Internet Recovery screen just fine ...
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Need to type password again installing next apps, after 15 minutes. How to disable?

to install 20 apps, i need to type apple id password again & again, if idle to installing the next apps more than 15 minutes is there a way to disable/bypass/extend the time limit? Nb. i am ...
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Install Ubuntu on Yosemite

I created a bootable usb using the instructions here http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx. I installed the and 64bit version. I got a Mac book Pro 2011, MacBook Pro ...
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OS X install on SSD hangs every time

I've got an early 2011 13" MBP with a 120GB SSD, formerly part of a DIY Fusion Drive, that I'm trying to install Yosemite on. Every time I try to install from my bootable drive, it hangs at the exact ...
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Installing Mavericks on a brand new machine that shipped with Yosemite pre-installed?

Due to battery backups not working properly in Yosemite, I need to downgrade a machine to Mavericks. Unfortunately, this is a brand new Mac Mini and it shipped with OS X 10.10.0 installed. I read ...
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How to use a PGP Signature when trying to install MacPorts?

MacPorts links are not working, someone offered the PGP signature key, could you please guide me on how/where to use this piece of text in order to install Macports 2.3.3 in Maverick? Thank you
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Compatibility issues when running Linux on Mac Pro (late 2013)

Are there any unresolved compatibility issues (like SSD, Thunderbolt 2, Gigabit ethernet, etc...) when running Linux natively on the Mac Pro cylinder (late 2013)? Here Ubuntu has a community guide on ...
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How can I get TexLive to install?

I just bought my third Mac, this one with OS 10.9.5. My previous one was stolen, but I had backed it up with Time Machine. When I started this one up, I connected the backup drive from the old ...
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Yosemite keeps asking to install Java runtime, while it's installed

I was prompted to install JRE version 8 after upgrading to Yosemite on the family 2010 21" iMac. After I installed it (and checked whether the correct version was installed on the site of Oracle) it ...
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Modify installer package so it installs to another directory, methods?

I want to install parts or the whole content of a preexisting open source package to another directory than what the package is set to. I assume this means I need to modify the package, correct? At ...
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Can't figure out how to correctly install .app

I downloaded a dmg which apparently OS X mounted as a drive or something. Then I googled around to find out I should ctrl+clicked -> open the program and get past the warning messages. I closed the ...
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Mac node npm can not setup bower

I try to setup up bower on my Mac Pro. Info: Mac OS X 10.9.5 node v0.10.5 npm 1.2.18 The command i use is: sudo npm install -g bower The install doesn't work and i get the following ...
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Yosemite 10.10 after installation: Desktop grey, minimize functions not working on windows, dock not visible

So i finished installing Yosemite 10.10 (or at least it said it was completed before my mac restarted) but now that its restarted: the desktop background is grey, desktop icons are not visible, i ...
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Unable install Lion on macbookpro2,2 with 3GB Ram

My MacBook Pro2,2 having all requirements to run Lion upto 10.7.5 but Installer fails with wrong message "Mac OS X 10.7 Lion requires a Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor." ...
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Another Yosemite Problem

I tried updating to Yosemite on my MacBook Pro and keep getting a message saying that it cannot be installed on my computer. I ran the disk verify in Utilities and it says my HD is corrupt. Is there ...
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Clean install of Yosemite on 2008 MacBook Air

I am trying to upgrade a 2008 MacBook Air from OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard) to 10.10 (Yosemite). I understand from the Apple web site that the minimum required version of OS X is 10.6.x (Snow Leopard) for an ...
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Yosemite install doesn't work on external monitor

The screen of my PowerBook Mac is broken and is completely dead. So, for sometime now, I have been using an Asus external monitor with the Mac's screen closed. Everything was working fine until I ...
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You can only install this software on the disk that is running os x

I have 2 disks in my Mac - a new SSD which is my boot drive, and the original disk which came with the mac, which still has OSX installed on it (I haven't figured out what to use this drive for yet). ...
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Correct Filesystem Setup?

Recently I did a fresh install of OSX Yosemite on my Macbook Pro. I followed these instructions to create a USB install drive, and I then used the Disk Utility app from that booted USB drive to erase ...
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How to prevent second OS X partition from seeing apps in the other partition?

I have two partitions set up on my MacBook and I'm having issues when installing software on the new partition as it says it is already installed. The application is installed on the other partition ...
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Can't install myEclipse on MacBook Pro with Yosemite

After updating to Yosemite, I find that I can't install myEclipse again. Installation error:insufficient memory,zero virtual memory. I also tried the sysctl vm.swapusage command, the result is ...
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Lost all files after installing Yosemite

I upgraded to OS X Yosemite and I have lost all my files or I don't know where they are or how to get them. I didn't realise that upgrading would delete all my files. Is there a way to go back to ...
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Creating a new package using Packages - app is not installed correctly

I want to create a package - and need help to get started... I looked for a tutorial or help on Packages.app - not finding anything, I just started it. Placed MyApplication.app in the Applications ...
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White MacBook won't reinstall Lion

2008 MacBook wiped clean and now won't complete install via bootable DVD. Keep getting error at end of install. Won't recognize boot USB for some reason. That's why using DVD.
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iMac won't boot off of Mavericks USB when downgrading from Yosemite

I made the biggest mistake of my adult life and installed Yosemite without backing up my HDD. Fortunately, I do have most of my actual files and programs saved to my external HDD, but that leads to ...
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How can I downgrade a mid-2010 21.5" iMac from Yosemite to Snow Leopard?

I had Yosemite on my old iMac (21.5", mid-2010), then decided to try Snow Leopard on it. (It came installed with Lion, but this model did ship with Snow Leopard previously.) Basically, I tried doing ...
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How to install Mountain Lion or Mavericks in a separate partition while on Yosemite

For testing purposes, I need to install both Mountain lion and Mavericks along with with my Yosemite installation. I'd created two separate partitions and has created a USB installer. I expected to ...
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No Partition to install Yosemite to

I wanted to have a clean Yosemite installation. Therefor I deleted the existing partition to make sure a completely clean installation is made. The problem is that I cannot choose the partition to ...
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Downgrading OS X from Yosemite to Mavericks

I stupidly downloaded the new OS X Yosemite 10.10 on my 2011 iMac that does all of my Pro Tools work and now some of the things I use aren't compatible yet. So I'm trying to figure out how to ...
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how to install latest possible iTunes without Yosemite upgrade?

My Mac is running OS X Mavericks (1.9.5) and iTunes 11.1. After I upgraded my iPhone to iOS 7 to iOS 8, I get a message saying that I need at least iTunes 11.2 to connect to this iPhone. However, ...
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OS X Yosemite install error / Harddrive is used for backups?

I'm trying to install Yosemite onto a 15" Macbook Pro / Late 2008 model with OS X Mountain Lion on it. I've checked Apples site and it says I can install Yosemite on this machine with these specs. ...
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Reinstalling OS X on old MBP. Tried Internet Reinstall and Newer OS X USB Install

I have an old Macbook Pro running OS X Lion that has been completely wiped. I want to reinstall OS X. I first tried going into Recovery and using the Internet Reinstall, but the download/install ...
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Best Practices for dealing with unbrewed files in a fresh install of homebrew

I accidentally deleted /usr/local/bin which contained brew among other things. I reinstalled homebrew and ran brew prune to get rid of broken symlinks, but when I run brew doctor, I still get the ...