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Yosemite Install or post-install Boot-up Frozen

Smartphone typing, please excuse brevity :) I'd attach a photo, but can't seem to. The screen I'm on does not have a time remaining estimate, that was the prior screen. This one simply shows the ...
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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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How to install WhatsApp on iPad mini?

How can I install WhatsApp on iPad mini (cellular)? It's not jailbroken and I am using iOS 7 but I cant install WhatsApp on it.
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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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Problems while compiling ncmpcpp [configure: error: libmpdclient >= 2.1 is required!]

I am trying to compile ncmpcpp|mpd in Snow Leopard 10.6.8, but it failed, since libmpdclient 2.1 dependency is missing. I didn't find any working dependency for libmpdclient 2.1 that uses the gcc ...
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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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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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OS X Server Mavericks stuck on “Preparing Services”

I am trying to install OS X Server app version 3 on Mavericks system. I tried everything, including manually deleting all server app files and making clean install, but nothing works. Whenever I start ...
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Do I need to have system administrator permissions to install from the Mac App Store?

Where does the Mac App Store install its applications to? Is this a system-wide location, or somewhere inside my Home directory? Is it possible to use the App Store on machines where I am not a System ...
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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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Install modern Linux as only OS on 2006-era 32-bit EFI Intel iMac with no CD Drive, no Admin Password, no Mac Install Disk

I have been given a 2006-era 32-bit EFI Intel iMac. I would like to install some modern Linux as the only OS on it. I know there are several guides on the subject, but I have several limitations ...
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Best Practices for dealing with unbrewed files in a fresh install of homebrew

I accidentally deleted /usr/local/bin which contained brew among other things. I reinstalled homebrew and ran brew prune to get rid of broken symlinks, but when I run brew doctor, I still get the ...
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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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Cannot Unmount Mac OS X Base System Disk

My Mac running Lion was being slow, so I was decided to reinstall OS X. I don't have any Time Machine backups. Everything went file, but in the middle of the installation, it got stuck, and later the ...
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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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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 Uninstall non-drag-and-drop Program?

I dragged a software (Abbyy Finereader 8 - old version) to external disc and noticed that it does not work there. I dragged it back and noticed it does not work there because of some internal ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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how to install latest possible iTunes without Yosemite upgrade?

My Mac is running OS X Mavericks (1.9.5) and iTunes 11.1. After I upgraded my iPhone to iOS 7 to iOS 8, I get a message saying that I need at least iTunes 11.2 to connect to this iPhone. However, ...
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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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unable to install Google's Droid Sans Mono font

I've downloaded Droid Sans, Droid Serif, and Droid Sans Mono fonts from google.com/fonts and the first two have installed just fine. OS X 10.9.5. I'm extracting the font file from the download ZIP ...
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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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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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How can I open a .pkg file manually?

Some applications come in .pkg files, and ask for you administrator password, even if all they do is copy the binary to /Applications. I like to have my applications in ~/Applications, and I do not ...
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Install Ghostscript on OS X 10.9 using DMG file

I want to install Ghostscript on my OS X 10.9 using a valid DMG file, where can i find it?
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MacBook Pro: OS X reinstall is taking “forever”, (over 12 hours) to finish

This is my first time ever dealing with a Mac OS X reinstallation. About a week ago, while working online, my MacBook Pro just started to be very very slow to do anything. I would get the WHEEL ...
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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 ...
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What is the best way to generate a Yosemite or 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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Corrupted 2012 Mac mini hardware, software, kernel? [closed]

Is it possible for the hardware of a Mac to be corrupted in some way as to not allow the proper functioning of the Recovery HD? I have a late 2012 Mac mini purchased through Apple certified ...
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Error / Hang Installing Yosemite and Mavericks on Mac Pro SSD

Having had a hard drive failure, I'm attempting a clean install of Yosemite on a 2010 Mac Pro, with a brand new 120GB OWC SSD. I've tried using a Yosemite boot disk, using both an external hard drive ...
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Install jdk 8 without admin privileges

Is there a way to install or run jdk 8 without admin privileges? I would like to compile a java project I have that requires jdk 8 on a computer that has only jdk 6 installed. I am not an ...
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How can I reinstall “Installer.app”?

When I double-click "Installer.app" in Macintosh HD ▸ System ▸ Library ▸ CoreServices, a dialog pops up that says "You can’t open the application “Installer.app” because it may be damaged or ...
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Re-installing Mavericks from recovery temporarily unavailable. Also can't download a new image

im having various issues with my current install of Mavericks on my mid 2009 iMac (non unibody). Including the fact that I cannot open the AppStore. I have tried multiple solutions to fix this with no ...
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How do I install SciPy and VisualPython on OSX Mavericks?

I am attempting to download and install both SciPy and VisualPython so that I can get them to work with each other. I've looked at the release notes for SciPy 0.14.0 and 0.15, and they appear to be ...
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How to install Livestreamer — super n00b terminal question

I am just trying to install Livestreamer on my MacBook but it looks like the only way to do so is with: # easy_install -U livestreamer I entered this in the terminal and hit enter...but nothing ...
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Installing OSX Yosemite on completely empty drive

Mac Mini c. mid-2011 500GB HDD The existing HDD is failing, have backed up and now looking to replace the drive. Don't want to spend $$$ for Apple service so going DIY. The hardware installation ...
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How to install eyeD3 on OSX?

Can't seem to install eyeD3, any ideas? matts-MacBook-Pro:~ matt$ sudo pip install eye3D Downloading/unpacking eye3D Could not find any downloads that satisfy the requirement eye3D Cleaning up... No ...
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How To Create A Bootable USB Installer for Windows, Linux and OSX?

How can I use my 120GB USB Drive as an ultimate IT tool? I want to have the following ISOs partitioned off and accessible through a bootloader (any): Windows 5,6,7,8,10 OSX 10.6,7,8,9,10 GParted ...