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Macbook 09' 13inch OS cant find drive i just installed

i recently installed a 500gb hard drive in an 09 macbook pro because the previous hard drive had went bad and i'm trying to install the OS.X Snow Leopard. Couldnt install it because it couldnt find ...
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MacPorts can't install anything, claiming it can't open portfiles

I recently installed MacPorts in the hope that I could download GNUradio with it, however, every time I try to install anything, it will say something like $ sudo port install gnuradio Error: Unable ...
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Cannot initiate Windows 7 install on MacBook Air bootcamp

I use the latest Yosemite version on MacBook Air, I am trying to install Windows 7... I start bootcamp, I select the first two checkboxes [X] create windows 7 install disk [X] download support ...
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Install another OS on a MBPr with broken screen

I have a dead MBPr (mid 2009 I think), he works but the screen is totally broken. I would like to install another OS on it. I have an external monitor which I plug to my MBPr using an HDMI/Mini ...
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Why does installing Caffe via Macports install unrelated ports?

When installing the Caffe port from Macports, it also tries to install libgcc-devel, which takes hours to build. Curiously, I could not figure out which dependency needs this. I ran port rdeps Caffe ...
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How to download old version of Mac OS X that I own and App Store lists, but App Store refuses on newer Mac

I own old versions of Mac OS X, Mountain Lion in particular. The old versions are listed in the "Purchases" list within App Store app on my Mac. But when I hit the "Download" button a message ...
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How to update Java from 8 Update 31 to 8 Update 51 when install fails?

I'm trying to update Java on my Mac OSX Yosemite. In the Java Control Panel, it states: A critical Java security update is available. 8 Update 51 (57 MB) Your current version is Java 8 Update 31. ...
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Different owners of apps in /Applications depending on installation technique

I have noticed that pre-installed as well as apps installed from the App Store located in /Applications show permissions like this: drwxr-xr-x+ 3 root wheel 102 Jan 1 2014 Mail.app whereas ...
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Force hiding of dot(.) files on installer

hope this is the right place. So I have an issue where if someone has AppleShowAllFiles set to YES on their machine, when they open the installer all the usually hidden dot-preceeded files are visible ...
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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 install QuickTime 7 without overwriting the currently installed version

I purchased a Intel MacBook Pro from a colleague with installed OS 10.8.5. I do not own the OS disks therefore do not have the disks to re-install QuickTime. QT 10.2 is on this "new" 2008 MacBookPro. ...
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why use yosemite bootable usb installer when you can use recovery HD for clean install?

i just re-installed Yosemite from Recovery HD. Performed a clean install as i erased my HD from Recovery HD before installing the software. Yosemite is being downloaded since a few hours but it would ...
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Installing Windows from an external DVD drive

I recently replaced my optical drive in favor of a second hard drive. I put an SSD in place of it, which I use as my primary boot drive. I also have a 1 TB HDD in the original hard drive bay. I want ...
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When updating OS related updates on the app, they get listed as installed but are not actually installed

I've noticed this consistently since I upgraded to Yosemite, and it's persisted into the El Capitan beta. Usually I'd just manually download the update files and install. I'd like to fix it but ...
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To install unbuffer in OSX

There is the terminal command unbuffer in Linux Redhat, for instance. I did not find it in homebrew. How can you install unbuffer in OSX Yosemite 10.10.3?
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To install Blockdev in OSX?

I did not find the command in Brew of Yosemite 10.10.3. I am reading the command developed from here: pv -s $(blockdev –getsize64 /Users/masi/Dropbox/1/r3.raw) I think blockdev is Linux specific ...
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Services From One Boot Drive Have Installed Themselves On Clean Install Of Another OS On Different Boot Drive

I have a Mac Mini Server with two internal SSDs. Until today, I had only ever installed an OS, Mt. Lion, on one of those drives and the other had remained largely empty, except for when I needed to ...
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Formatting Boot Drive As Encrypted For Clean Install

I don't know if my google-fu is broken today or something, but I can't seem to find any information about why I would or wouldn't want to erase and format an internal boot drive and/or partition ...
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Preventing files from being changed

I hate programs like Flash and others that install crappy settings on /Library/LaunchDaemons and /Library/LaunchAgents, stuff to launch daemons that check for updates of flash. I generally replace ...
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Installing Java EE 7, glassfish4

I've installed the Java EE 7 through Universal Zip installer from here, unzipped and tried to start the glassfish server using the command /Applications/glassfish4/bin/asadmin start-domain And it ...
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How to install dmg files that offer no drag option

I am trying to install SmartGit on Mac. I download their dmg file and double click on it and instead of giving me an option to drag the app to the Applications folder, it opens up a folder with the ...
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Bootcamp Yosemite: How to Install windows 7 with DVD

I was wondering is it possible to Install Windows7 with a bootable DVD? On apple web site: When you purchase Windows, it either comes as a disk image file (ISO) or as an installation disc. If ...
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How can I install the OS from a USB in single user mode?

My Mac (MBP) won't get past 30% on the progress bar at startup. Then after a while it reboots itsef and the same thing happens. I tried to boot in recovery mode, safe mode, reset nvram, and still the ...
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How do i install OS X on new hard drive? I have macbook pro mid 2010.

I have 13 inch mid 2010 macbook pro. Just installed new 1T hard drive but now am hesitating on what to do next. I have my old hard drive converted to external drive and a back up drive as well.
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Install php on Mac Yosemite

I am trying to run Laravel but I was getting a mcrypt error. I found more than one php on my mac so I decided to delete both and reinstall. However I can not seem to find instructions on how to ...
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Yosemite installation failure: hard drive can't be repaired

I tried to upgrade from Mac OS X 10.7 to OS X 10.10.3. During the install the process got stuck and didn't finish. After booting to Recovery Mode I tried to make an image of the Macintosh HD volume ...
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Can't install Windows on Bootcamp

I have been trying to install Windows for 2 months but I don't know what to do. I start by opening Bootcamp-assistant and choose (translated, not exactly what it is in the English version) "Create an ...
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Mac OSX installer is disabled or not accessable

I have a persistent problem where my installer is not associated with pkg files. My installer is showing that is not available (See screenshots) In the past I have had to re-associate my pkg files ...
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Dual-booting Linux, cannot view images, some text or buttons

I was trying to boot 4 linux OSes (using rEFInd): Kali, Ubuntu, Mint and Elementary on my 2015 MPB. Both Kali and Ubuntu would not boot at all and Linux Mint and Elementary would boot however some ...
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Install application on external SSD and load from external SSD to RAM?

I want to install some applications on an external SSD attached via a USB 3.0 interface. As I know from the apple site, I can move my iTunes and photo library to an external drive. (support apple ...
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Apple App Store (install and get) loop, how to fix it?

Apple App Store is stuck in a loop, when you press "get" you get "install", and when you press "install" you get "get" again, and so on with infinity loop, trying to download a free or commercial app ...
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Junos Pulse not installing correctly on Yosemite

I'm trying to set up Junos Pulse so I can connect to a VPN. I got a dmg with the JuniperSetupClientInstaller.mpkg from the Pulse server site, but when I run the installer, it doesn't seem to have any ...
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“brew install rtorrent” now failing to build

This morning, I tried to launch rtorrent on Mac OS X 10.10.3, and it failed with a "symbol not found" in libtorrent (I've lost the backtrace from my screen). Tried a bunch of stuff, as documented ...
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Stuck installing Yosemite and can't get back to Snow Leopard

I was in the process of installing Yosemite when I got a failure to verify and repair error message. When instructed to restart, I get the same message. I would like to revert back to Snow Leopard, ...
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Reinstalling Yosemite on my Mac Mini

So, I've bought an used late 2012 mac mini. It came with the original 500gb mechanical drive and an aftermarket samsung 840 evo, 250gb. Yosemite was installed, and the drives seen as fusion drive. ...
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What are the right post-installation procedure after installing git using Homebrew?

I installed Git using Homebrew: brew install git and then it gave some outputs $ brew install git ==> Downloading https://homebrew.bintray.com/bottles/git-2.4.0.yosemite.bottle.tar.gz ...
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1TB DIY Fusion drive on MacBook Pro 13'' 2012 OS installation problem

I created DIY Fusion drive using a Seagate 750GB HD and a Samsung Evo 850 256GB, a total of 1TB Fusion on my MacBook Pro i7 2.7 Ghz. After creating the Fusion drive, I used Yosemite 3.0 USB ...
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pkg file extracting instead of installing?

Recently I noticed my pkg updates are being extracted rather than installed. (for example the MS Office update wanted to extract the file) Is there a way to ensure that pkg files are installed?
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Oracle's Java 1.8 appears to not actually install itself

I have searched for answers this problem, but nobody seems to have such a basic problem as I have. I have Java 1.7 installed and tried to install 1.8 - both through the Java control panel and manually ...
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Is it possible to install App in iPhone directly without iTunes or Appstore?

Android apps can be directly installed from apk files from Android phones. Is it possible to install iPhone App in iPhone directly without using iTunes or Appstore?
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How to fix “xvinfo: Unable to open display /private/tmp/…/org.macosforge.xquartz:0” error?

I run xvinfo and get xvinfo: Unable to open display /private/tmp/com.apple.launchd.D2FFj2I3es/org.macosforge.xquartz:0 I do not understand. No previous google match for it. Something wrong with ...
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How to install iDVD on OS X Yosemite or Mavericks?

I have an old Macbook with Snow Leopard on it, and a newer Macbook Air with Yosemite, and a newer Macbook Pro with Mavericks. The old Macbook is taking about 4 hours to encode videos to burn to a DVD ...
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Removing an application from homebrew-cask

Homebrew-cask provides the possibility for users to conveniently install the applications with GUI, I want to confirm that: while I try to uninstall a software which was installed by homebrew-cask, ...
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How do I find and remove compilers on my Mac?

Some time ago, I installed Python, LaTeX, C, Perl, Fortran, etc. on my Mac for some college work. I think I used Homebrew to install at least some of them. Now I am not sure how to remove them as I ...
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Installation of Yosemite taking over 20h

Yesterday I started installing Yosemite on my MacBookPro 2011. It all went well until it started rebooting. It is stuck on the Apple grey screen for over 20h now. The progress bar is at the very same ...
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Make Yosemite Installer USB drive that does not require internet access

There are plenty of instructions on how to to make a Yosemite installer USB drive that work using either the createinstallmedia program or Diskmaker X. However, when I take that drive to a machine ...
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Apple Remote Desktop Task server not installing pkgs

I have several iMacs that I have attempted to install some packages with the Task Server function. Basically, I grabbed my group of macs and selected my packages and hit task server. It send the ...
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Installation Alert: Unable to force quit iTunes

Reads as unopen in the dock, but computer (OS X 10.10) won't install software regardless. Have tried running "-9 iTunes" in Terminal, but to no use. UPDATE: Ok I've tried running "killall -9 iTunes" ...
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Command to find out the version number of a .pkg file

Does anyone know how to retrieve the version number of a .pkg file which isn't installed yet? I'd like to use something like pkgutil --pkg-info, but that only works for installed packages. I've ...
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Reset MacBook Pro Boot Location

I logged into my friend's MacBook Pro 13 as Guest User to install OS X Yosemite on a USB flashdrive. I downloaded the Installer from the Mac App Store and stored it somewhere within the Guest User's ...