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I would recommend installing everything fresh. I have done this and ran into a few different problems. First problem is that I'm flat out unable to clone the drive because it's not the same size. 2nd problem I've run into is that the extra space goes unallocated and may even become inaccessible. When working on PC's/Mac's and upgrading hard drives, I always ...


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You can try to run the AHT from a USB drive. see the above link to find/download the AHT for your model. 1) Download the AHT for your computer (see downloads below for specific models). 1b) My copy had me convert the downloaded .dmg from some “old” type using Disk Utility. (Just open the .dmg in Disk Utility and “Convert” to a new target, ...


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For anyone else that has this issue, the guys over at AskUbuntu solved it for me. You can find the answer, along with other good answers, here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/563054/how-do-i-change-permissions-of-folders-on-a-hard-drive-from-a-booted-usb-drive


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If you can plug a FireWire or USB external drive (lest's name it ext_disk), I would suggest the following used receipe: Make a clone of your FileVault disk (let's name it FV2) on ext_disk with Carbon Copy Cloner Boot from ext_disk Open Disk Utility and unlock FV2 Open Terminal or an xterm window to enter the following commands: cd ...


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OP says that a "virtual machine" starts. One wonders if it is a startup item and that just loads immediately on startup. If so holding the SHIFT key at startup should disable any startup items. Failing that the OPTION key at startup that Alistair mentioned will allow you to choose a boot partition and boot into Mac O/S if it is installed. Note that it is ...


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Hold down the Option key (⌥) when your Mac starts. That should take you to the startup selection screen. Hopefully it'll show you an icon for Windows and another icon for OSX. http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT1310 If it doesn't then you might need to install OSX from scratch. If your Mac is fairly recent you can do this from the Internet directly. ...


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I found out, and this is completely unlogical of course, that if I get the blank screen at restart, after I insert an install CD or another bootable volume, and hold down option, my Mac will start normally afterwards. Of course, this won't help in the long run, but this almost always fix the issue for a little while.


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Using Identifont Fonts by Appearance search, the closest match is Leger. This seems more vertical, and not monospace, but is very close and could simply be a custom version of this font by Apple.


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Having exactly the same problem, i fixed it using the advise and command mentioned above: diskutil eraseDisk JHFS+ name disk0 The tricky part in my case was that the name of my SSD was not listed doing diskutil list command so the command would not accept simply disk0 (disk0 was my SSD). I tried to use"unidentified" and it worked: diskutil eraseDisk JHFS+ ...


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So I solved this problem by creating the Bootable USB stick by booting into my old hard drive and downloading and installing the recovery disk on the USB stick. Before I made the bootable USB stick on OS X Yosemite.


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I/O problems are a good indicator that your drive is past its best. Replace the drive or do the following... Back up everything of value via Target Disk Mode (if possible) then boot your MacBook from a USB or DVD installer. Run Disk Utility, selecting the secure erase/zero fill option and wipe your drive. This will issue an ATA secure erase command that ...


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Boot camp support only 64 bit window...its should also work for 32 bit


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This thread is old, but i want to add some information that may be useful: On a Powerbook G4 A1138 (1,67 Ghz 15" late 2005) the above instructions didn't work out of the box. I used the finnix ppc rescue ISO, dumped with dd to the usb key. 1.) OF creates the devalias ud for the usb key in the left port. This ud alias maps to /pci@f2000000/usb@15/disk@1 2.) ...


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I've found a way: Enable Select boot device at startup in the virtual machine After the startup of the VM press any key to enter the boot device menu Select Boot Maintenance Manager Select Boot from file Search your recovery volume (usually it's the 2nd one listed) Select com.apple.recovery.boot Select boot efi Recovery ...


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I found this page via Google and am dropping this here. Suffering the same "invalid node structure" and refusal to boot, I was able to get past the grey screen and boot to my desktop using the following steps: Boot to single user mode (cmd + s on start) Mount the failing hdd /sbin/mount -uw / Exit single user mode by typing "exit" at prompt (Not sure if ...


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I was able to do this with Power ISO on Windows but it cost me $29.99 -- I created an ISO from the original install DVD and then went to tools => Create Bootable USB... Selected the OSX image Selected the USB drive to create the bootable image on Selected RAW mode I popped it in my Desklamp iMac (DVD Drive busted from toddlers -- majority of OS was trashed ...


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Open Firmware's life in the Apple universe ended with the last PPC-Mac. Intel-Mac (as your MacBook Pro end 2011) use EFI. Choose rEFIt (no longer maintained) or better rEFInd instead. Please check this question and the answers at askubuntu.


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I don't know if this still works; but in 10.6 you could define a different application to run in place of Finder. I did this for a iChat stand-alone "kiosk" once. For example: defaults write com.apple.loginwindow Finder /Applications/iChat.app When you logout and login, the application you designated (in my case, iChat) will start. I suppose you could ...


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I would run basic permissions & disk checks, just to be sure, but it wouldn't be the first time I'd ever heard of someone [or their cat] accidentally renaming a drive by leaning on Return & a few keys, without being aware that the HD was selected at the time. If you find no disk corruption I'd work on that assumption for now - but I'd also make ...


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I would recommend you reinstall 10.10 on to the USB drive using following process. First restore your system with the old HD and OS to be able to do this: Connect to your Mac a properly formatted 8GB (or larger) drive, and rename the drive Untitled. (The Terminal command used here assumes the drive is named Untitled.) Also, make sure the Yosemite ...


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I have a 2011 iMac, not a Macbook Pro. Apple has a replacement program for the 6970M video card in these machines for similar issues described here. http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203787 The commands listed by @smr in single user mode work just as well on the iMac to effectively disable the 6970M and force the machine to use the integrated GPU on the ...


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I was able to install Windows 8.1 by Created a BOOTCAMP partition using the 10.6 Boot Camp tool (latest version available for 32-bit Macs) Creating a Windows 7 USB stick on a PC using http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tool Install rEFInd http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/ Start Windows Windows 7 installation During ...


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try resetting your PRAM and SMC, this may resolve your issue, http://osxdaily.com/2010/11/15/reset-pram-mac/ http://osxdaily.com/2010/03/24/when-and-how-to-reset-your-mac-system-management-controller-smc/ otherwise it could be bad RAM... take your Macbook in to apple and have them test the RAM.


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me again, Forgot the second reply... no, I do not have any back ups that I am aware of. I see that I have time machine but I do not know if it has ever been turned on, and I am not sure how to use it. I do have some files I would like to save/keep, mostly text files. Also, there is much space available on the HD space, so it is not a fullness issue. Thanks ...


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Thank you for your comments. I am using a public computer and I do not know how to (or can not) just normally add comments by logging in. Disk utility has reported more than once that the HD is ok, and I find it odd that the same problem (and the freezing) would be present when trying to boot from the recovery HD. Like I said, I can only get all the way into ...


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Sometimes booting in Safe mode or in Verbose mode will ratify the boot log problems. Safe mode "Shift" Verbose Mode "cmd-v" or Press Option during startup Start up in Startup Manager, where you can select an OS X volume or network volume to start from.


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I encountered the same problem after updating to 10.10.1. When I was booting through single user mode I noticed that fsck was reporting that the root file system didn't have journaling enabled. After booting into OS X Recovery and enabling journaling on the volume in Disk Utility the kernel panics stopped. I suspect that your problem will be solved by ...


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Turns out resetting PRAM and NVRAM via pressing ⌘+⌥+P+R at boot (before the gray screen appears; hold until computer restarts and the startup chime has been heard twice) fixes the problem. I have since successfully booted both OSX and Ubuntu via rEFInd without any excessive waiting.



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