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The following diskutil cs resizeStack command is vastly undocumented and as such potentially destructive. There might be an easy way outlined first and a long winding, time consuming hard way. Please backup your Mac OS X before proceeding. The not-as-long-as-expected way: A 2nd computer or an iPhone with the stackexchange credentials to enter the site ...


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The phenomenon derives from a faulty Apple Script mounting a Time Machine sparsebundle image from a smb-share serving as a Time Machine backup volume to /Volumes. The mounted image interferes with (maybe any) other mounted volume(s) there The faulty Apple Script: try mount volume "smb://someserver/DATA" end try do shell script "/usr/bin/perl -Ue ...


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I have found that using Recovery Partition Creator 3.8 works for me. I use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the other partitions but Recovery Partition Creator for the Recovery HD partition. It appears to handle the issue of removing partitions after the Recovery HD partition properly, and also works if you have left free space after the volume that the ...


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There are at least two approaches to solve your problem: One is potentially destructive, vastly undocumented and i don't know if it works (1) and the other one is for sure destructive (2). So please backup your Mac OS X and your Ubuntu partition if necessary. Requirements: USB thumb drive with a full working Mac OS X and iPartition installed or a Linux ...


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Unmounting the 'unwanted' partition before installing the new application should help in most cases: Quit all open applications Start Terminal.app and enter diskutil list output looks like this: #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *121.3 GB disk0 1: EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_HFS Yosemite 60.2 GB disk0s2 3: Apple_HFS ...


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The easiest way (depending on your model) is to do an Internet Recovery. You can do this by holding Command+Option+R while your computer boots. You will get a globe and will either ask you to connect to Wifi or if you are connected to ethernet you will just see a progress bar. After it downloads it will bring you to the recovery partition and you can ...


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OS X cannot see ext partitions. You would be better to do this on Linux. You can install support e.g OS X Fuse as outlined in http://osxdaily.com/2014/03/20/mount-ext-linux-file-system-mac/ You will also need FUSE-Ext2 as https://github.com/osxfuse/osxfuse/wiki/Ext I am not sure if this will allow you to create ext4 partitions, but you can certainly mount ...


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Ha, found it! It was a corrupted ".Trashes" folder in the root of the SSD. It occupied me than 100GB of data (see screenshot). I managed to make these files visible by running GrandPerspective from the command line: sudo GrandPerspective.app/Contents/MacOS/GrandPerspective That will show the files but still it is not possible to delete them. Even sudo ...


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If your EFI is not working, you will need to restore it. Download from here for your model. Then follow the procedure described here.


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I have run Mavericks/Yosemite on a 64 GB SD card and after a clean install, there was about 20-30 GB free. I would say that you could install Yosemite on a 20 GB partition, but I would not recommend anything less than 30 GB.


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Instead of rebooting constantly to test software in different environments, try a virtual machine. I use VMware Fusion. Major advantages include suspend rather than shut down, and you can have as many as you have disk space for. You can have as many running simultaneously as you have memory for, and you don't need extra hardware to handle different versions ...


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With the encryption process included in Yosemite there is a duplicate drive created in the space after the drive that was encrypted. If I'm entirely honest I don't know how that works or what its purpose is I just know that every encrypted machine in this situation has it. That being said you can see using diskutil that your ssd does have a recovery drive on ...


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Since FusionDrive is really Corestorage with some added magic (or supposed to), there is no mandatory reason to assign the whole SSD to the Fusion drive. When creating you DIY Fusion drive, just reserve space by creating adequate partitions and refer to the partition ID (diskXsY) instead of the whole disk.


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In my opinion it shouldn't be a problem: delete the CoreStorage LVG (FusionDrive) and end with 2 seperate disks: the SSD and the HDD. Install Mac OS X on the SSD. use the Bootcamp Camp Assistant to install Windows 7/8 on the SSD partition the HDD according to your needs (HFS+ & NTFS/HFS+/NTFS) You will end with a partition layout similar to that: ...



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