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It is possible, but it's not straight forward. This detailed step by step guide (which I did) contains all you need to know to install and run Windows 7 or 8 from an external drive (USB3 or thunderbolt): http://bleeptobleep.blogspot.fr/2013/02/mac-install-windows-7-or-8-on-external.html To sum up, this guide will help you: Get the Windows installation ...


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I have an external hard drive with several installers on it. All you need to do is make several partitions, each large enough for the disc you're imaging. (My drive has 10.4 Tiger PPC, 10.5 Leopard PPC, 10.5 Leopard Intel, and 1.6 Snow Leopard on it, and I have a Lion USB flash drive.) I made the images using Disk Utility's Restore feature. Select the ...


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Quick and Simple: Since it's a GPT disk you can run gpart recover /dev/disk1 to fix the table. You blew away the first ~700MB of the drive, so any partitions touching that area are gone too (more or less). The rest of the disk should be fine. I'm not sure if OSX comes with gpart, so you may need to download it somewhere. The longer details: Concerning the ...


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According to your output, you copied 645MB to disk, which means the EFI and first ~440MB of the Linux partition were overwritten. Your Backup and Misc partitions were not modified, so the data in them can be recovered... if you can find them. This may be relatively easy1. GUID partition tables are stored at both the beginning and end of the drive, so as ...


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Open Terminal, and type this command to list all partitions on your hard drive or SSD: diskutil list Identify the "Recovery HD." For example: /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *120.0 GB disk0 1: EFI ...


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You should know there is no such this as "BIOS" on a Mac (the equivalent system is called EFI, but you don't boot into it to change settings). To boot from a DVD or any other external medium, you'll have to hold down the Option ⌥ key while booting. Then you'll get a list with all the bootable devices and there you can select the device you want to boot from. ...


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Why use Linux for this? Just do it in OS X. To prepare the USB drive (e.g. 8-GB flash drive), you need to partition it using the GUID scheme and format it to the file system standard 'Macintosh Extended (Journaled)', also known as 'HFS+ (Journaled)'. Then use Disk Utility's Restore feature to copy the contents of the iso image file (Source) to the USB drive ...


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Had the same problem. Thought the file "createinstallmedia" was missing, but that wasn't the case. Then I realised I simply needed to make it executable with the following command: sudo chmod +x /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia This will create the executable that DiskMaker X initially couldn't find. After ...


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I'm not sure about Apple's current policies, but you might be able to order replacement DVDs via an Apple Authorized Service Provider or Apple Store -- if so, they'd be treated a bit like repair parts, not as retail items. Also, note that you'll need disks specifically for your model, as there was a special build of 10.5.7 (build 9J3050) with support for ...


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Borrow a trick from Apple - set the partition type to something besides Apple_HFS. The Apple_Boot partition type is used by Lion Recovery, and should provide the exact behavior you want. This process is NOT for the faint-of-heart, and you should definitely have a backup. If any of this process is unclear, DO NOT DO IT. Note that all numbers and drive names ...


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Having done this myself: # dd if=freebsd.img of=/dev/hda at some point in the past (oops! I meant fd0!) I can pretty much guarantee that the contents of disk1s1 and disk1s2 are trashed. But disk1s3 and disk1s4 will be just fine! You just need to figure out what the partition table is supposed to be and correct it. I suggest recovering from the GPT ...


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Your SSD drive may already be non bootable. Let's suppose your SSD drive is mounted in /Volumes/SSD. Then open a Terminal (in Applications>Utilities) and type: bless --info /Volumes/SSD/ If the output looks similar to this: finderinfo[0]: 0 => No Blessed System Folder finderinfo[1]: 0 => No Blessed System File finderinfo[2]: 0 => ...


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a) You can use the free and open source Mac Linux USB Loader app to make a bootable USB drive. OR b) Follow the instructions for How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X (it has a step to convert ISO files to IMG before writing it to the USB drive).


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The simple process is to use Apple's Bootcanp to handle three problems you face in booting from windows: Partitioning your internal drive (you can skip this - it's what Bootcanp wants, but purely optional) Supply drivers - XP almost certainly won't have correct drivers for new Macs. Since you didn't mention your hardware, it might be old enough to not ...


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Server.app is just a set of scripts and apps that run on top of the base OS X. So just follow the guides for 10.9 USB media. So, I just carry a second USB drive with server.app and other downloads and use the first drive to install the OS, the second to outfit that image after it it running.


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Solved it I copied the same Install OS X Mavericks.app in a different Mac that was running on Mountain Lion 10.8.5 and tried DiskMaker X and it worked. I'm not sure but maybe the reason was that OS X Mavericks GM Build doesn't support the command that was used or maybe there's a different way to copy things on OS X Mavericks using terminal. Update I tried ...


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For me, the Mavericks partition uses 5.36 GB (5,355,311,104 Bytes) (per Disk Utility). That's 4.98 GB in old-school "binary" types like me (4.98 GiB). This is subject to change given partition overhead, block size, a Mavericks version. So I'd allocate a little more to the partition.


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Boot Camp has to emulate a BIOS system, as Windows requires this to run. Apple uses something called the bless tool in order to instruct EFI (which Macs are based on) to activate this BIOS system. However, if I recall correctly, emulation of BIOS is not supported on Mac for any device that is not attached via a SATA connection (ie. internal drive, DVD ...


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The secure way is to set up Firmware password. That will block any attempts from booting from outside, but it will require you to enter the password when booting up. Here is a sample what it does: How to do it: OS X Lion and Mountain Lion come with OS X Recovery > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718 This allows you to reinstall OS X, browse the web, ...


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Yes you can. Here is a post on the Parallels Forum that will show you how: http://forum.parallels.com/showthread.php?113931-Convert-Physical-Lion-Drive-to-virtual In a nutshell: 1) Clean up the system hard drive 2) Run Time Machine on a fresh drive 3) Created a new VM, using the Install Mountain Lion package. 4) The installer lets you use an existing ...


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Use Disk Utility to partition your external drive into three volumes. This kbase article can help you (use instructions for a startup disk). Name the volumes something that will help you identify them when you option-boot into them later (something like "Tech 10.6", "Tech 10.7", "Tech 10.8"). I recommend at least 8-16GB for each partition to allow the OS to ...


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Well, here are a few things: 1) That OS X installation disk (10.6), will only install Snow Leopard for your 2009 MBP You cannot use that disk for OS X installs on other machines 2) Generally, the applications disk is nearly useless. Your milage may vary, but I've never, ever used them. 3) Obviously your external drive (USB you say?) will have to have ...


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The guide provided by Crucial here is quite PC-hardware centric, that's why they talk about BIOS, I guess. Forget BIOS in a Mac context. You say you burned a DVD. I've downloaded the ISO file from the update page, burned a CD and I couldn't boot from it either when pressing 'C' upon restart (as explained here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1533]. The CD ...


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Yes. I've done this before multiple times. Pay attention to the following during the installation: Enter Disk Utility to format the disk. In the tab select partition. Then click on option and select: Format as GUID Otherwise the drive won't be bootable.


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Bootcamp simply isn't designed to install Windows on an external drive. 7. If I have more than one hard drive, can I install Microsoft Windows on any drive? You can use Boot Camp to install Windows on any internal hard drive, but not on an external hard drive.


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Silly as I am I wanted to do the same a few weeks ago. But the Windows 7 installer told me that it can't be installed on an external (USB or Firewire) drive. You could probably installed a Windows PE version. But since that's not the Real Deal it wasn't an option for me. Update There's a How-To Install Windows 7 on an external drive which I gonna try in ...


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Toast: "Do not mount the Disk Image first!" Launch "Toast.app" Click "Data" icon (upper left) and choose ISO 9660 Select "Copy" icon (upper left) and choose Image File Click "Select" and "Choose a Disk Image File" from the dialog (do not drag and drop). Click "Burn" et voilà. Disk Utility: Launch "Disk Utility.app" Click "Burn" icon (upper left) ...


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Yup, just use Toast Titanium and burn the .toast file to a CD. That will create a bootable CD that will be usable on your G3. Burn is a free application for burning CDs/DVDs. I don't know if it supports .toast files, but give it a try if you don't have Toast, since it may save you from buying it. I couldn't find online documentation for it, so let me know ...


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Yes, the Lion flash drive from Apple will boot Macs capable of running Lion. Or, had you not bought the Apple flash drive you could upgrade a single machine via the web download but before running the installer, use that disk image to create your own Lion flash drive: http://www.richardsnotes.org/archives/2011/08/13/lion-on-a-stick/ I upgraded my wife's ...


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Yes, technically Lion is an upgrade from Snow Leopard, from a licensing perspective, but frankly there are no technical limitations and you can happily full-install it on a fresh drive, or even on a drive that used to have XP on it, it doesn't care in operation, and will happily allow you to use disk utility to prepare any old partition (within reason, ...



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