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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Newly Installed App (gem) Via Terminal, Path?

I have used sudo gem install to install a few gems. My question is how do I know where the executable was installed, so I can add it to the path in .bash_profile?
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Installing mc (midnight commander) without root access?

How do I do that? The normal installers (with .pkg files) ask for a root password. It is possible to run normal mac software without root access, but how do I run and install this shell software?
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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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Deleted all partitions from Mac mini except Boot Camp, now can't reinstall OS X

I have a Mac Mini without DVD drive (2010), and I used Boot Camp to install Windows 8. Everything worked but after I played in Windows with the partitions (I wanted to expand the partition of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Install Mavericks on Unsupported MacBook 4,1

I've spent the last 2 days trying to install Mavericks on my MacBook 4,1. It is from Early 2008. It is unsupported, but I would like to install Mavericks on it. Is there a workaround for bypassing the ...
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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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How to make installation disk/pendrive of Mountain Lion in Windows 7?

I would like to install Mac OS Mountain Lion in my Intel Core i3 processor. I have: a Mac OS .DMG file Windows 7 OS Is it possible to make installation disk of Mac OS in Windows 7
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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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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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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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Installing the Festival Speech Synthesis System with Mavericks

I am trying to install Festival onto my Macbook Pro running Mavericks. I tried installing it on my own, but that didn't work. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find any up-to-date instructions out there ...
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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 remove an app stuck in “waiting” mode from the Mac App Store?

I've got 2 applications that I installed via the Mac App Store that are still in the "waiting" mode. How do I get these applications to finish installing? Or how do I remove them and try again? By ...
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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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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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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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Flash player unable to proceed with the installation

I have difficulties installing the latest version of Adobe Flash Player (14.0.0.125) on my Mac OS X 10.9.3 (Mavericks). Every time I do so, it fails at 90% with the following error message. Error: ...
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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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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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How do I activate an iPhone 3Gs without iTunes or WiFi?

Is it possible to activate and use my iPhone 3Gs (A1303) without using iTunes? I think it is important, not to connect it to a WiFi cause I don't want to update it in any way. When I connect to a ...
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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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How much free disk space do I need to install Lion, and how much will I lose by upgrading?

My hard disk is starting to get a bit cramped, with only 30GB available. I'm about download Lion and I'd like to know if I'll need to free up some space before I install it. Also, I've read that Lion ...
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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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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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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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I can't create a bootable OSX Mavericks Install USB Drive

I've downloaded Mavericks from the App Store, repartitioned a 32GB USB key, and followed the instructions. Specifically, I ran: sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ ...
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Why don't I have to install programs?

I've just started using a Mac for iOS development, coming from two decades of Windows use, and I'm astonished and confounded to find that there's no installation process for Mac programs....you just ...
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Compiling CUPS 2.0 on 10.9: what archflags to use?

I installed CUPS 2.0.0 (cups.org) but evidently I needed to include specific architecture flags. Now several things are broken on my mac (e.g. Word won't boot). Error messages reveal that the problem ...
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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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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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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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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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Install Snow Leopard Server

I'm considering buying Snow Leopard Server, however, the person I'm buying it from will be providing me with the server discs that came with his Mac Mini Server and a serial number. If I have an iMac ...
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What is the best way to generate a Mavericks Install USB flash drive?

I could probably copy the contents from the package, but what is the best way to create an install Flash Drive for Mavericks? Of course ideally the drive should be bootable.
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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 ...