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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 ...
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Unable to mount Ubuntu 12.10 install .iso or .img

I'm following the instructions to create a bootable Ubuntu 12.10 USB stick on OS X found here. I can do step 3 and hdiutil appears to work fine, but when I go to mount the resulting ubuntu.img file I ...
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Deploy Software On Macs Connected to Active Directory?

We have about 50 Macs connected to our Windows Active Directory server and they work ok, they are bound up just fine using the built in functionality. However, the time has come, we need to install a ...
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How to install an Operating System after replacing optical Drive by a second HDD on MacBook white late 2009?

I want to improve the performance of my MacBook white by donating it a Solid State Drive. Because the prices are too high and I don't want to get stuck in space shortage, I thought of replacing the ...
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Installing wine with homebrew

So, I am running a bit of a different install. Here's the background: I have installed wine before with MacPorts. Later, I decided to install homebrew. Then, wine didn't work so I tried brew install ...
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Sold my MacBook Pro Lion, how to reset OS installation?

I just sold my MacBook Pro. It originally came with OS X 10.6.6 (snow leopard). I since upgraded it, through the App Store, to OS X 10.7.5 (lion). I want to wipe everything clean on the hard drive so ...
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How can I instal VirtualBox without Admin permissions? [closed]

I am using a MacBook Air. Its got a 60gb harddrive. I want to install VirtualBox so I can run Horizon, Modio, and Usb XTAF explorer. I've tried using Crossover (I don't know how it works :(. I tried ...
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Will Mountain Lion install and run on a second drive (SSD) inside a MacBook Pro?

I currently have a standard MacBook Pro from 2010. I bought an SSD drive and a caddy and I want to do a fresh install of Mountain Lion on the SSD, and stay with the other drive as secondary boot ...
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Xcode tools getting working without the Xcode CD or external drive?

I would like to get the Xcode-developer things to my Macs. I noticed that Apple has started to offer some terminal things online, more here. I am still lazy to get the CDs, to get all Xcode-developer ...
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My Mac Mini doesn't wants CD

I had a Mac mini. Then the HD broke. So I took an HD from an old Windows notebook. I moved this HD from the Windows notebook to the Mac mini. Now Mac mini correctly starts with Windows XP (what a ...
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Fresh install or Cloning when migrating from HDD to smaller SSD (considering fragmentation, mostly)?

I own a mid 2010 6,2 MBP and I am considering the upgrade to a SSD. I would probably get a 256GBs SSD and replace my optical drive for the older HDD, so I can have a little more of capacity, as I ...
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How to reset iMac to factory defaults?

I want to sell my iMac (2011) and I want to reset the system and remove all my data. I tried the Command-R method. It wants me to enter my Apple ID and password but I don't want to do this! I want to ...
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Is it true for application that are installed by “dragging” into the Applications folder, it can be copied to other Mac?

Many apps are installed by the "drag it into the Applications folder". Is it true that usually, if you copy that app (which is a .app folder`) onto another Mac that you have that has the same OS X ...
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Where are the older downloaded files on the Mac?

It is very strange that I can't find older downloaded files, even though I upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion and now to Mountain Lion, and it was done on the same partition. So my ~/Downloads folder ...
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Can't get past choose partition on Windows 8 boot camp install. Then can't remove incomplete installation

So I got a new shiny sparkling MacBook Pro retina and Windows 8 just downloaded from MSDNAA. Reading success stories on the web that this runs even though Boot camp says Windows 7 makes me want to try ...
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How do I install applications from a .dmg file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install an application from a disk image? I just got my first Macbook Pro yesterday and one of the first thing I did was to download and install Mozilla Firefox ...
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What does UEFI need to attempt to boot from a partition?

I'm the Windows guy on our team, and the Mac guy doesn't have an answer for me, so I'm hoping someone here specializes in both enough to help me out. To be very terse, I have a custom WinPE image to ...
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Disabling /usr/bin/svn to use brew installed svn

I use Lion, and the svn /usr/bin/svn is 1.6 version. As I need to use subversion 1.7, I installed svn from brew to be installed in /usr/local/bin/svn. How can I disable the svn* files so that I can ...
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Launchctl:Dubious permissions on file: Problem Installing Jenkins

I'm trying to install Jenkins on 10.6.8 and part of this requires that modify the plist launch daemon. org.jenkins-ci.plist which is owned by root. I was using admin and I gave admin permission to ...
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Git stopped working after installing both Github osx client and RailsInstaller

Perhaps it was due to some conflict but now when typing git I get a blank line, it doesn't say command not found, just goes to the next line If I press return, it exits, and does nothing How do I ...
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Install OS X Lion on a Mac mini

I borrowed a Core 2 Duo Mac mini. I want to back up the HDD and wipe off the OS Leopard that it has so that I can later re-install it back. Then I want to upgrade to OS X Lion. Can this Mac mini run ...
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Restore from Time Machine after installing Bootcamp

Can I setup Time Machine to backup my Mac and then install Bootcamp? Then after installing Bootcamp, can I go back to that restore point so Bootcamp will be gone?
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How to get installers not to hang on “Waiting for other installations to complete…”?

As I got a new computer recently, I've been trying to get back the stuff that I need for work. However, a few applications (Hotspot Shield is one of them) that requires an installer to install it ...
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Transfer an App Store app to another machine without internet access

I have a Mac, running Mountain Lion, which does not have internet access and cannot be given internet access. I would like to take an app, which is only available on the App Store, and install it on ...