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Setup Mac for kiosk/installation environment

Is there any tool out there to automate the process of turning a regular mac into a kiosk machine? That is... not an internet kiosk but a regular machine with no warning, notifications, popups, etc... ...
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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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How to Partition hard Drive + install previous OS (10.7.2) on one, while leaving 10.8.4 on other

I am having to do this to make my Presonus Firewire 26x26 work since they do not have updated drivers past 10.7 Bought the Macbook Pro in 2009 - it came with Snow Leapord. Hard Drive started to fail ...
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MackBook Pro Clean Install Issue?

Recently, my HDD went bad in my laptop, so I bought a new HDD and a copy of Snow Leopard. I put the HDD into the computer, then inserted the installation disk into the DVD drive. I went into Disk ...
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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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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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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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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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PowerBook G4 cannot boot up and doesn't install any versions

My school IT guy tried helping me with an issue with my old PowerBook G4. I just got it from my friend because he had no use for it and he didn't know the password. I tried resetting the password and ...
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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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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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Clean Windows 8 install on new Mac Pro (late 2013)

I have a new Mac Pro that I want to install windows 8.1 on. I will use my older mac pro for osx and on the new mac pro, I do not want any osx partitions. When I boot with the option key pressed and ...
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Why can't I upgrade to Mavericks?

Why is it not possible for me to upgrade to Mavericks? The situation: Info on my iMac: OS X 10.8.5 3,06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. 8 GB RAM 1067 MHz DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 512 MB Disk: Free: ...
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Error during install Leopard on iBook G4, now can't mount drive

I have an iBook G4 that was running 10.3.9 and I was attempting to install 10.5 via Firewire transfer as the optical drive is not working. During the install, the power lead failed and the laptop ...
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Buy SSD With OS X 10.9 Pre-Installed?

Is it a reasonable ask to have my local hardware store pre image Mavericks onto the new 2.5 laptop SSD, or does OS X have a bunch of setup configs it has to run? I intend to do the hardware install ...
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Installing BackTrack Via VMware

I use VMware and I would like to be able to turn a partition of the hard drive into BackTrack. Is there any way to do this as I have been unable to create a live CD/USB because of Mac's bad ...
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Proxy setup to install Mountain Lion

On my work place and at home I have networks using a proxy. For security reasons (it is correctly filtering most form of web based attacks), I don't want to remove it or to modify an healthy network ...
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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 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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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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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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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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How do I install macports successfully?

Right now it's stuck at Running packages scripts And here is the log: Aug 28 13:48:52 Alejandro installd[9247]: ./postinstall: MacPorts base version 2.1.2 installed, Aug 28 13:48:52 Alejandro ...
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Setting user & group in a new installation (Mac)

Our product is an Audio Units that needs to be installed in /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/ In order to allow automatic updates, we need to create the Audio-Unit bundle (ourapp.component) with ...
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mac mini server installation fails

I am trying to reinstall a clean copy of Leopard Server on my Mac mini server. I have erased both disks and tried to reinstall the OS, but it's always stuck at 36 minutes. The installation ...
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Truecrypt install fails - 3 out of 6 hunks FAILED

The first is just to show you where the installation is at this moment: n102:~ hendrikwindel$ brew info truecrypt truecrypt: stable 7.1a http://truecrypt.org/ Conflicts with: fuse4x Not ...
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How to install coqide (or such) with brew

I went into a lot of troubles getting coq installed on my Mac (Mavericks) and it actually didn't install coqide along… Unfortunately 'brew options coq' has no results so I don't know how to install ...
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Can't install font in Mavericks: FOND offset usability

I am trying to copy a Franklin Gothic font from my old 10.5 machine onto my late 2012 iMac running Mavericks, but with I go to install the font through Font Book it gives a 'FOND' offset usability ...
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Install Lion partition on the latest iMac

I tried to create 3 partitions, one for the current OSX Mavericks, one for Lion and one for the installation dmg, but it seems that the Fusion drive doesn't allow me to create more than 2 partitions. ...
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time machine file recovery on Mac osx10.6.7

I just did a clean install of this upgrade OSX 10.6.7. I was under the impression that I could manually restore certain data files, photos and such, from my time machine backup. But when I open all ...
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Qgis & processing doesn't links with Grass, r or saga

After having formatting my computer (W7-64bits), I have re-installed QGIS 2.0.1-64 bits on it . But I can not use GRASS, SAGA or R via Toolbox (or Processing). I have checked the path in the Options, ...
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iPhone 4S IOS 7.0.4 (some features are not working)

I am using iPhone 4S. Some days back, I upgraded the iOS version 6.1.3 to the latest one 7.0.4. Now the problem is, some of the features are not working. For example, when I open an application, it ...
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How to get out of OS X Mavericks install error loop on Mac OS X 10.6.8?

I have a MacBook from 2010. It is running Mac OS X 10.6.8. I downloaded OS X Mavericks and went to install it. About 3 minutes into the installation I get a message that says something like "could ...
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The installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail

When I try to install Mavericks on my Mid-2010 MacBook Pro it gets to 8 minutes remaining but then displays the error: "the installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail". I ...
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Installing software while logged into admin vs standard user - what difference does it make?

What difference does it make which account you're logged into when you perform an installation? I'm running 10.8 Just curious.
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What is the total size of all MacPorts repositories?

How to calculate the total size of all MacPorts repositories?
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Why after installing MacPorts the kernel_task RAM size raised x1.5?

I noticed that before installing MacPorts the kernel_task RAM usage was about 200-300 Mb. After installing that the process is using 482.5 Mb real RAM. What are the components (maybe .kexts, which ...
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how to change default installer package icon?

I am first time dealing with flat installer package. I want to show my custom icon with it instead of default icon. I am finding either shell script or Applescript because i want to do it with code ...
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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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Is the source code for OSInstaller available?

Would like to troubleshoot the following error OSInstaller[308]: SMSystem_DMDiskBased Warning : 4294897418 in my logs, but can't find the source code for OSInstaller. Is it public somewhere, or ...
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Fresh install Windows 8 Pro over an already existing Windows 7 boot camp partition

I have a 15' late 2011 MacBook Pro with OS X 10.7.5 and already have a boot camp partition with Windows 7 installed on it. I'd like to do a fresh install of Windows 8 Pro. I have the Windows 8 Pro ...
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macports installing python module matplotlib

I just installed the python module: matplotlib.pyplot from macports at: link. I tried to import the module in python and it could not find the module as I got an error message saying: ImportError: No ...
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Inkscape will not open on its own, but can be opened from within an x11 window

When I installed inkscape, it asked me for the location of x11, and without thinking, I choose xcode, rather than xQuartz. So now, if I try to open it via its icon in the applications folder nothing ...
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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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Installing iOS SDK (Xcode) portably?

Is there any way to install the entire Xcode and iOS SDK developer suite on an external hard drive, and run it? When I open the .mpkg, I get " Xcode and iOS SDK can't be installed on this disk. You ...
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Clean Install Snow Leopard without Disk — Build 10K549

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) -- shipped with Snow Leopard (Lion hadn't come out yet) -- that I need to wipe and reinstall. This is for security/privacy/performance purposes, so the goal ...
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How to enable root on the Lion “Recovery” boot drive?

There's a few funny things / clues here and there on the Lion recovery disk "Systems" - that indicate you can save your settings between boots. A very light smattering of persistent settings etc. ...
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Intel core 2 Duo 2GB SDRAM version 10.6.3 Not booting up

I am unable to boot from a DVD on a MacBook Pro. I need to reinstall Lion. I tried holding C and also I tried using the alt key. Using the alt key is only showing the internal hard drive as a boot ...
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Cannot install Adobe CS5 - install hangs at calculating time

I am not able to install any of the Adobe CS5 software. The installer hangs when calculating time. Here's what I found in the installer log: [ 0] Mon Oct 3 21:22:13 2011 INFO ::START ...