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Reinstall on Macbook Air 2010 (Macbook 3,1)

I'm trying to reinstall the OS on a MacBook Air. I got it from my former company, and they didn't keep the OS install disc, in fact they wiped it and put Windows 7 on it. I have quite a few macs, and ...
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mac crashed while installing mountain lion - cable disconnect

I downloaded mountain lion on my mbp which is run by snow leopard atm. I started to install it and waited for the installation to end. When it came down to the last 12-11 minutes, I ended my ...
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What is the easiest way to install emacs-ess on OSX?

I am interested in installing Emacs ESS mode. I can follow the instructions here but I would like to know if there is an easier way (without installing a completely new instance of Emacs like the one ...
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Why do certain packages fail in NetInstall?

We are using NetInstall to image Macs at work. I build the NetInstall images with System Image Utility, and customize them with the "Add Packages and Post-Install Scripts" workflow item. NetInstall ...
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“Unable to Download”/“Unable to Install” on iOS app update

Whenever I try to update one of my apps, it downloads 79%, stops for a moment, then the progress bar resets and one of two dialog boxes appears: Unable to Download Item "App Name" cannot be ...
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How to clean install Windows 8 Pro *Upgrade* on BootCamp already running Windows 7?

Now that Windows 8 is officially supported in the latest BootCamp, I am considering this for my Mac. There is plenty of general advice about installing Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro in BootCamp on a Mac. ...
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Users application shared data

I have an application which requires some data to be shared between multiple users who may use a machine. I understand there is a /Library/Application Support/ directory where shared information can ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu One - nowhere to drag to?

I am trying to install Ubuntu One on Mountain Lion. I follow the instructions here but when I open the DMG file, I can see nowhere obvious to drag it to as below: I can run it fine by double ...
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How to keep apps from adding themselves to login items?

Today, I noticed that there were several "login items" that I'm 99.99999% certain I did not add. I figure those items added themselves when I installed them (they were probably installations that ...
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installation in terminal

I am trying to install a few software packages on my Mac os X 10.6.8. The packages are the python libraries: networkx (graph library) matplotlib (visuzlization) It seems that with matpotlib I also ...
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How to install framework (from pkg file) in a non-standard location?

In brief, my question is this: How can I install a framework from a *.pkg file somewhere other than under /Library/Frameworks (or /System/Library/Frameworks)? Background I want to install a ...
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OS X installation on external HDD

I am planning to install a second OS X on an external HDD, I was wondering when I boot in external HDD will it in any ways affect my first OS X installation? Will it have the permissions to write or ...
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mac mini stuck on boot

since I was not longer using the Server options on my mac mini I wanted to install os x mountain lion, so I downloaded the app and selected the appropriate hard disk. now, after it booted i'm stuck on ...
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Does a Mac installation have an identifier

I wanted to know if a Mac installation has an identifier with which apple could theoretically identify the machine? More concretely I am wondering if I clone an installation of for example snow ...
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software update is stuck on “less than a minute”

since 10.8 was installed on my mac, when i try to update itunes, or airport utility, it always gets stuck on "installing - less than a minute". then i have to shut the computer from the power button ...
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Why does the Mac App Store show an “error” for a missing product?

A game that purchased a while ago in the Mac App Store is now "not currently available in the U.S. store", but continues to appear in my Applications folder as a download in progress and shows an ...
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Installing Mountain Lion on multiple macs with one application install

If I have downloaded Install OSX Mountain Lion application file from the Appstore, I can use it as an installer on multiple machines. Any idea for how many machines will this be valid? How apple ...
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how do I open .packproj files?

I can't seem to run an installer with this extension. googling I find no one else with the same problem, which makes me think this is something which should be handled natively, only apparently it ...
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Clean install of Mountain Lion on MBP early 2011 failed

I want to install a fresh version of mountain lion via usb stick on my macbookpro (early 2011) + new Samsung 840 SSD. (NVRAM cleared, HDD Empty) 1.) I created a usb installer as described here: ...
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How can I run Warcraft III (a PowerPC app) on OS X Mountain Lion?

When I tried to install Warcraft III I got this nice message that says: You can’t open the application “Installer.app” because PowerPC applications are no longer supported. So what's the best ...
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Fresh install of OS X with AppStore version

I want to make a fresh and clean installation of OS X Mountain Lion, all data should be erased. I have already tried installing the OS in the "cmd+R" tool, but what it does is installing the OS X ...
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Is it possible to put Mountain Lion's install on an HDD partition?

I'm trying to do a clean install of Mountain Lion on my laptop.. There are plenty of of tutorials online explaining how to burn the Mountain Lion install (InstallESD) on a (dual layer!) dvd or on a ...
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New harddrive on a macbook pro 13 inch, dvd drive doesn't work, what do?

What I don't have: An USB dvd drive What I have: Another working, up to date, Macbook (with snow leopard). purchased Mountain Lion on the app store A desktop PC A 4GB usb stick. A USB harddrive ...
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Is it possible to install lower version os in ipad?

I am having an iPad2 with ios 6.0.1, I want to test an app which will be support for both ios 6 and ios 5. Now, I want to install the ios 5 in the ipad. is it possible to install the lower version ...
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Chromium builds for Mac OS X

What is the proper way to install Chromium (not chrome!) on Mac OS X? Stable builds are a must, beta builds or nightlies are nice to have.
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Installing Leopard from DVD: Apple logo?

I need to install Leopard OSX on my mac. When the mac starts, I hold the alt button and I load the Leopard Installation DVD. Afterwords I can only see the Apple logo on the screen and everything ...
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Is there a way to determine when an iOS upgrade was installed?

Is there any way within iOS, or via iTunes on a computer, to see the date when a particular iOS upgrade was installed on my device (iPhone/iPad)? Not the date the upgrade was released, but the date ...
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Apple powerbook G4 17" Trying to install Linux

I believe followed the directions on how to create a bootable USB drive from the Ubuntu website. My question is how can I get my Powerbook to boot from the USB drive? I tried doing the ...
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Unable to install software packages using Home Brew

I am unable to install any software packages using homebrew. I get the following error when I try to install any softwares. Rahuls-iMac:local rahuljeevanandam$ brew install mysql ==> ...
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Why won't Office 2011 install on Snow Leopard?

I'm trying to install Office on my mother-in-law's MacBook. The installer fails every time with: 12/28/12 12:26:42 PM installd[1798] PackageKit: Install Failed: PKG: pre-install scripts for ...
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How to safely and successfully use Bootcamp?

I am currently running Parallels 7 to use windows applications, however, games do not run efficiently and I heard Bootcamp is better for gaming. I tried installing bootcamp but soon enough I ran into ...
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Trying to upgrade, OS X installer can't find hard drive

The hard drive in my mom's MacBook (2,1) was dying so I got her an Adata SSD and replaced the original hard drive with it. I booted it up with her original Mac OS 10.4 install CD and used disk utility ...
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Finding original files in the Mac OS X installer

I messed up my Apache config file, httpd.conf. I followed this article, http://emresaglam.com/blog/1035, to try and find the original httpd.conf inside Install OS X Mountain Lion.app. The article ...
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Why doesn't /usr/libexec/java_home recognize JDK 1.8?

I am trying to install a JDK 8 on OS X Mountain Lion (to experiment with the new lambda features). Starting point A machine recently updated from OS X 10.6 to 10.8, with $ sw_vers ProductName: ...
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Mac App Store app can't be uninstalled, won't finish installing

So I went to download and install McSolitaire thinking it might be a fun game. Well, something went wrong during the install process. Now I've got a half-downloaded app in my Applications and the ...
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Is there a command to install a dmg

I want to install a dmg file on a remote server. All I have is an ssh access. Since a DMG is a disk image, I tried to mount it, but mount does not seem to recognize its format. file says my dmg file ...
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How do I prevent OS X from automatically installing app files on my drive

I have just reinstalled my Air with Lion. I didn't want to do a Time Machine restore, as I really didn't want any of the old apps, and I'd like to manually sort through my home folder and discard old ...
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Remote installation of Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 as an upgrade, not a fresh install

Anyone have any ideas or suggestions (or know if its even possible) to remote upgrade a fleet of Macs from 10.6.8 to 10.8 remotely. I presume I can push the installESD through ARD, but I want it to ...
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Snow Leopard Install Hangs

I currently have a 2010 15" MacBook Pro installed with OS X Lion and wish to downgrade it to Snow Leopard. However when trying to boot into the Snow Leopard installer for a clean install, it hangs at ...
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How do I see everything ever installed on my Mac in one place?

I install things in all kinds of different ways on my Mac... App Store, DMG's, PKG's, Homebrew, Rubygems, Macports, etc etc. Is there an app out there that can show me my entire history of ...
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Cannot update Microsoft Office 2011

I have tried numerous ways to fix this problem : Clean uninstall and re-install of Office 2011 Download individual updates Download older Office updates I always stop at "Destination Select" step ...
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Installing .pkg with terminal ?

Is it possible to install a .pkg using a terminal ? (I wanted to install an app through ssh).
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XQuartz disk image won't open

Every time I try to open the .dmg to install XQuartz, a window pops up saying the following disk images couldn't be opened and the reason shown is not recognized. I don't know if I need another ...
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Booting from USB to install Windows 7 on Macbook Pro, Early 2011

I used Bootcamp (5.0) to create a Windows 7 install USB. It successfully created the install USB but when I reboot the system and hold down the option-key to boot from the USB drive, the boot-loader ...
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What happens if I update an app using its built-in ability that I built/installed through MacPorts?

Will I break MacPorts ability to manage and update that same app? Would it even allow me to do so? For example, both MacVim and iTerm2 have a "Check for Updates..." function built into them. If I ...
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What are pros and cons for installing apps natively vs. through MacPorts? [closed]

Given some applications that can be installed natively as well as through MacPorts (such as MacVim, iTerm2, Gimp, etc.), what are pros and cons for choosing one installation method over the other?
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Installing wine with osxwinebuilder

I try to install wine with osxwinebuilder. When I do, I get the following error: ... checking if ccache g++ supports -c -o file.o... yes checking if ccache g++ supports -c -o file.o... (cached) yes ...
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Remote Install Mountain Lion for MacBook Air

Let's say I have an disc or ISO of Mountain Lion on a Macbook Pro. And I have a Macbook Air (with Leopard). How can I install Mountain Lion on the Air?
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Using OS X of a new MacBook on an “old” iMac

I have a late 2009 27" iMac. The iMac runs the default OS X version, 10.6. This week I bought a new MacBook with OS X 10.8. Can I install the new OS X on my iMac without buying 10.8? Does the license ...
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Clean install a Macbook without another Mac

A friend of mine recently bought a new laptop and passed me his old Macbook Pro 6,2. I think he had Lion on it, but the installation CD has been long lost. I put in a new disk (he kept the original ...