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Mac OS Installer Error

I've formatted my old laptop in order to install Lion 10.7.3 version on it. During the installation process it came up with a weird looking error message, similar to the one in the next picture: ...
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Install Lion as second boot option on Mountain Lion machine

My Mac is currently running Mountain Lion. I want to install Lion as a dual boot option, for development testing. I have downloaded the Lion installer from the App store and I have a fresh partition ...
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Install Unison, simple way

Is there any simple way to install Unison (text version), on OSX? On Ubuntu it's 'sudo apt-get install unison'. And that's it. I have read the following guide: ...
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How do I work around a “Could not resolve host: (nil)…” error when installing/using Homebrew?

I'm trying to install Homebrew on OS X 10.8.4, and get the following: $ ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go)" ==> This script will install: /usr/local/bin/brew ...
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Mac OSX - Install Failed

The hard drive went on my late 2008 MacBook Pro so I replaced it. I tried installing 10.8 from a bootable USB which failed so I went back to the origional system disks. When I tried to install OSX ...
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Error message, “hpPlugInInit.kext was installed improperly”

I recently bought a MacBook Air and transferred my system information and user data via Migration Assistant. I used to get error messages on my old computer like this: The system extension ...
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Problems with tesseract and leptonica on OS X

after sudo port selfupdate, sudo port install leptonica and sudo port install tesseract I have what seem to be serious deficiencies. Tesseract wont even recognize .tiff files! pro:Images me$ ...
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How to update Python on a Mac with Unix commands

After giving up on doing a disk partition and getting Linux, I decided to try and install Python 3.3.2 on a 32 bit Intel Core 2 Duo iMac with OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. I did pretty much everything the ...
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Possibility to install ML directly from the hard disk?

Does it possible to install Mountain Lion (clean install) without using USB key or DVD? I'm currently running on SL, and I want install ML (I already have the dmg file).
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How preconfigure os x install image for automatic install?

I want to build a custom system image of OS X (say ML). I want to install it on the virtual machine (not really important). I want a never-boot image (i.e. not a preinstalled image) fully configured. ...
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erased macintosh HD and installing lion osx again

I erased my macintosh HD from disk utility with a journaled encrypted format and i wanted to install 10.7 lion osx so i left it to install and download over night cause it took like 16 hours and when ...
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How to clean install and only re-install old applications/files as you need them?

I have Gooogled this for a couple of months now casually but have never gotten a guide that seems suited to me. I am running Snow Leopard. It's really starting to get slow. Basically, most guides on ...
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Installed and uninstalled apps LOG on ipad

Can I view all the installed and uninstalled apps on my iPad? Say I want to find out versions numbers and other details of an app I uninstalled / installed last week. Can I do that someway with a log ...
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How can I install an application from a .pkg without admin password?

I'm trying to install the "Unity Web Player" so that I can play this game I've been waiting for for a while. The installer is a .pkg package installer which I can't use because I do not have admin ...
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iMac ram memory installing 16GB vs 20GB

I have a mid-2011 27" iMac with i7 processor. It came with 4 gigs of ram (2x2GB). I just bought 2x8GB of matched memory. I am wondering two things 1. is it good/bad/neutral to leave in the ...
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I purchased & downloaded Mountain Lion, and then…nothing happened

I purchased Mountain Lion through the App Store on my 10.7.5 MacBook Pro. The download completed and I clicked through the prompts to choose an install location and agree to the terms. I'm sorry to ...
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Boot Ubuntu 12 on Mac Mini with Lion OS

How can I boot Ubuntu-12.04 LTS on Mac Mini Lion Server (early 2011) with no CD reader?
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How can I get my laptop's existing system onto a new replacement drive?

I'm planning to swap out my early 2011 MBP's drive for a larger capacity one. I'm running Mac OS 10.7.5. I have available a 1 TB external USB-connected drive that I'm using for Time Machine backups. ...
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Why does Office for Mac need Safari and Chrome closed for installation?

In an update for MS Office for Mac, the installer asks to close Chrome and Safari — why? What do those programs have to do with Microsoft Office? I only have Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
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installation stuck in a loop due to damaged HD

Right off the bat I'll admit it was stupid to jump into trying to install a new version of OS X to the only partition without having taken adequate precautions (no backups or recovery disks), but ...
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Mac OS unable to boot with CD after Ubuntu installed

I had an issue with the MAC OS and couldn't repair the MAC os i have (10.4) on my intel duo core macbook. So i install Ubuntu 11 on my mac and works perfectly. I am selling my laptop now to get the ...
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Installation stuck at grey boot screen on Macbook Pro 4,1 (Early 2008)

I would appreciate any help you guys can give me since I would really like to upgrade my laptop to Mountain Lion. Computer: Macbook Pro 17" 4,1 (Early 2008) RAM: 4 GB RAM Hard drive: 128 SSD Hard ...
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Using Mac in a virtual machine legality?

There have been many different questions like this and all have seemed to come down to the same answer. It violates the EULA. The problem is they all bring up another question. How binding is the ...
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Trouble installing from Remote Disc

My MacBook has no optical drive. I have a Mac installation disc mounted and shared on a local Ubuntu machine and can access it, on the MacBook through the Remote Disc device in Finder. However, the ...
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How to reinstall from an USB stick on a MacBook or iMac?

I made an OS X 10.6 USB stick and I used it to succesfully install OS X on several Mac, including a very old Mac Mini and a MacBook Pro. However I've got a problem: on my girlfriend's Mac it simply ...
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Change default installation location to install xCode

I want to install Xcode in my MacBook Air OSX 10.8.3. The issue is my MacBook Harddisk is just 64GB and it's almost full. I have an external HDD (Formatted to MAC partition) and how can I install ...
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When installing some apps, I get an “Extras” folder, where do I put this?

I'm new to Macs. I understand how to install Apps by dragging and dropping into the Applications folder and then opening the App, but sometimes installations come with an "Extras" folder (for ...
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dual boot Mountain Lion/Mountain Lion

I got a Macbook Pro with OS 10.8 installed on, the usual recovery partition that is created by the OS installer, and a 35GB partition (currently NTFS, but I can reformat in HFS+ if needed). My ...
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Mac App Store Problem

Memory Clean update & Pocket new purchase both stuck in installing bar, though in MAS purchase page appears " installed". Both appear in launchpad as if in progress but with full bar.
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Problems installing Lion onto a USB drive

I'm having problems installing Lion onto a USB drive. On a Lion MacBook Pro I saved the 'Install Mac OS X Lion.app' application, ran it and selected the USB drive as the destination of the install. ...
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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 ...