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Create EFI partition on external HDD for rEFInd

How can I install Ubuntu and Windows onto my external HDD which already has OS X installed on it? I want to install it using rEFInd boot manager. If I can create an EFI partition for my drive then I ...
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BootChamp no longer works on El Capitan, what's the fastest way to boot into Windows?

Ever since OS X El Capitan, BootChamp, the utility that let you directly restart into Windows from the menu bar (without needing to hold the option key) no longer works. The developer's explanation ...
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How to solve the issue of software RAID inconsistency if a Mac has multi-boot or if only one drive is plugged in?

Let's say if we buy 2 external hard drives, be it Western Digital or Seagate, or any other brand's external hard drives, and set up on a Mac Mini as software RAID 1 (mirror), what if we actually have ...
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Boot MacBook to Linux/Windows from TimeCapsule.

I love to run different OSs in my 13" Retina MacBookPro. If I can install Windows/Linux/OSX on the Apple TimeCapsule and can Boot them over network wirelessly It will be awesome. If its possible ...
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Corrupt EFI Partition or Error b/c of Encryption? & Ghost Partition

I have a 2012 Mac Mini Server with two internal SSDs. Until recently, I had Mt. Lion installed on one of the SSDs, as my only boot drive, and used the other, rarely, for file storage. I created a ...
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Newbie One Hard Disk Two OS X How To?

I am a long time Windows User, but newbie on OS X This is a wonderful OS I use. I have a macbook pro with 500GB HDD inside. I want to one HDD install both OS X 10.8.5 and OS X 10.10.2, plus one ...
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Is it possible to install Windows 8.1 on a disk with two other OS X versions?

I have one partition with Yosemite and another partition with Mountain Lion for some legacy software. But I want to also install Windows 8.1 and use it in dual boot. Bootcamp is asking me to have ...
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Multiboot usb stick with Mountain Lion, Windows 7, lInux, Freebsd

Looking for way how to carry always an USB stick (16GB) what allow me live rescue boot for different OSes. Is possible manage multiboot USB stick with 3 or 4 operating systems: Windows 7 Mountain ...
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After getting a Mac, how to install Lion again on another partition?

After getting a Mac with Lion and creating a partition to install Lion again (to have different versions of Xcode and Xcode beta on different partitions), how can Lion be installed on the new ...
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Can one Mac boot up to several OS X installation?

Since there will be iOS 6 / Xcode 4.5 Beta or Preview and Mountain Lion Beta or Preview, I wonder if using an iMac with 1TB of hard drive, can it be partitioned using its Disk Utility into 4 or 5 ...