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As a side note, if you have some USB devices that only supply Linux driver but no OS X driver, you may consider using the device by running Linux in a virtual machine (VirtualBox?) then forward the USB connection from your Mac to the Linux VM. Then if you need to use some GUI tools, you may also setup X forwarding to your OS X desktop using XQuartz.


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My question back to the OP is "why bother"? Use the native Apple wi-fi and run Linux in a VM. The hardware is shared with guest VMs and conflicts can be automatically managed. You can put Linux in off-net, host-only, bridged or NAT network mode without any driver hassle nonsense. I've always used VMware Fusion but some like Virtual Box and it's free. GL


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As already posted: it is not possible. First of all, there is no such thing as 'force install'. There is nothing to install, and even if there was something to install there is no 'forcing' it. Installation can have different meanings but these two are the ones relevant to your question: Installation meaning installing a Mac OS X package using OS X's ...


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Nothing would happen, because they would not work (kernel modules). MacOS and Linux have 2 completly different kernels. It's like trying to put engine from one car brand to another: it will not work because all the connections/specifications are totally different. Besides, there is no lsmod/insmod/modbrobe/rmmod commands in Mac OS X... Now, if you try ...


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What would happen if I were to force the Intel drivers for the Linux kernel into Mac OS X? Would it work? Would there be severe instability or data loss? Is it even possible? At best? 100% nothing. At worst? Crash your whole system and make it unusable or even unbootable. While Mac OS X and Linux are both different “flavors” of Unix, you can’t just ...


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No, it's not possible, any more than you can run any other Linux binaries in OS X (without using a virtual machine).


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Yes, you can user Linux on a 2011 Macbook Pro that has a defective discrete GPU. I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on mine and it's working correctly. I followed these instructions: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2157775


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You should be able to see the yosemite installer in the AppStore. Follow the instructions here to create a bootable disk for yosemite (os x 10.10). Similar instructions can be found for mavericks or older versions with a simple google search. Then format the harddrive and install linux. Then download vmware or your preferred vm client and set up the vm ...


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You could try to download the Yosemite installer (or another OSX version if your "purchased" it earlier) and try if you can install a virtual machine with it. You could also visit this link (it is for parallels, but maybe it will also work with virtual box): http://kb.parallels.com/en/118806


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I would like to know as well as Parted Magic purports to be able to zero the data on an ssd (flash). Not add zeros to the data but to release the electrons in the cells containing "1's"


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I found that the automountd service wasn't loaded on my machine (running 10.10 Yosemite). $ sudo launchctl list | grep -i auto 84878 0 com.apple.autofsd - 0 com.apple.preferences.timezone.auto - 0 com.apple.automountd Restarting autofsd and automountd and then rerunning automount -vc has made it work. sudo launchctl unload ...


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Do you have the original install disks for Mac OS X? If so, there shouldn't be any issues with wiping the Mac partition completely off the hdd. However, if you don't have those disks, I would strongly recommend keeping the Mac OS X install and creating a new partition (shrinking the Mac partition) for the new OS. Mainly because if something goes wrong (or ...


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I finally figured out that apart from updating rsync, I also had to switch the order in which I specified the character sets: I thought you were supposed to specify the character set in the order of transformation; but it seems as that is not the correct syntax. Rather, one should always use --iconv=utf-8-mac,utf-8 when initialising the rsync from the mac, ...



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