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If you format a drive as Encrypted, you are in fact turning on File Vault, as that's the only encryption layer that OS X supports. The main advantage of partitioning the drive as Journaled, and then turning on File Vault is that you can revert the drive to a simple unencrypted volume if you should choose to do so in the future. You can't do this with a ...


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unbuffer is part of the expect package: brew install homebrew/dupes/expect You may need to: brew tap homebrew/dupes/expect Before you can install it.


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You'll need a USB Recovery drive or install CD. The good news is, since your old HDD is functioning fine and set up as an external, you can boot from that: Hold down the "Option" key on startup until you see your drive. If you see a "Recovery Partition" here, select that. You may have to re-join your Wi-Fi Network here. Note: Plugging an Ethernet cable ...


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Any Mac built in the last 10 years comes with Apache and PHP installed and ready to go. All you need to do is run one command to start apache (apachectl start) and un-comment 1-2 lines in httpd.conf. installing massive packages that leave you with multiple copies is NOT necessary. If you want a friendly interface and a box to check, get Apple's Server ...


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The answer really depends on the model of your Mac. Generally, if your Mac came with an internal optical drive, you probably should install using the DVD. Also, the Boot Camp Assistant is a good source to answer your question. If the option to create a Windows install USB flash drive is available, then you probably will need to create an iso file from your ...


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A bootable drive saves the entire OS X installer locally. If your current reinstall were happening from a bootable drive, the "downloading Yosemite" step would be nonexistent because everything's already there. As in, you're wrong. The specific benefit of a bootable drive is the ability to reinstall OS X without needing to download it on the spot. (Of ...



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