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According to this article you can get Mac OS X to read and write to NTFS, so if you are planning on using the disk for both, then go with NTFS. The one thing you need to check is if Time-Machine will write to NTFS. It writes to NAS's which are not using an Apple proprietary file system, so it may work okay, just check before you commit to it. As for ...


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I have installed Windows 8.1 Pro via Boot Camp on my MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch mid-2015, with OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 and Boot Camp Assistant version 5.1.4. I can prove that this version of Boot Camp is no longer creating hybrid GPT/MBR partition scheme to install Windows 8 x64 on Intel-based Macs, and Windows is directly booted in EFI mode. Here are what I ...


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Your CoreStorage Volume Group doesn't contain a complete stack which also includes a Logical Storage Family and Logical Volume(s) besides the existing Logical Volume Group and the Physical Volume(s). Probably that's the reason why the command fails. But there is no need to resize the stack since it's useless as it is configured now: it doesn't contain a ...


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I'm assuming you have nothing on the new disk and essentially want to mirror what is on the old disk to the new disk. You can use the following command line, substituting the proper names for Source-Disk (old) and Destination-Disk (new). rsync -xavH /Volumes/Source-Disk/ /Volumes/Destination-Disk/ Note: The slash at the end of each path has significance, ...


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Sory to say that it looks like you had a major disk crash of some sort. If Disk Utility can't fix it and Diskwarrior also can't repair it it is likely that some or all of your data is corrupted/damaged or just plain gone. The file names you mention "file000001.png" and the like are indicative of some serious issue and the files on your drive have been ...


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What you currently are doing is correct. In this case it is a good idea to quickly restore EVERY file you can find through a file recovery program. You are very lucky that the data was not completely erased. DO NOT WRITE anything else to the disc, as you risk loosing more data. In my personal experience restoring lost data, I usually: 1. Backup ALL Data I ...


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To recover the Boot Camp partition (Source): Enter: sudo gpt -vv -r show /dev/disk0 to get some partition informations. Download and install GPT Fdisk (aka gdisk). Download and install TestDisk. Open TestDisk and make a deep search for your Windows partition. Leave your Testdisk display and start a new Terminal Window. You need to use the following ...


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It might make sense to make the entire drive FAT32 to ensure readability between systems, unless there is a need for having multiple partitions not described in your question. As for the specific answers, Yes, dependent on #2 The files MUST be moved on a Mac because a PC cannot read an HFS+ partition by default and even then, cannot read without special ...


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First of all, try both repair disk (if grayed, then verify), and repair disk permissions. If you are still unable, boot to single-user mode (Command +S on boot) and type in the following. /sbin/fsck -fy Press enter, then type reboot. If it still does not work, then do the following, but be sure to backup: Hold Command +R on boot to start Recovery ...


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If you insert the USB drive, launch Disk utility and select the USB drive on the left side of the Disk Utility window you should now be able to operate on it. Personally I would select Partition and then the number of partitions you want. Then apply it. That should do it


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Why Disk Utility does it this way is a good question, but when both the drive and volume show like this, its a CoreStorage volume. These terminal commands should put it back to the old way if it isn't encrypted: diskutil cs list - find the "Logical Volume" (not Group) and copy the long "number" at the end of the line (it looks like this: ...


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You have two problems: FileVault whole disk encryption and the HFS+ filesystem. HFS+ is not difficult to deal with in Ubuntu, but I've seen no readily accessible tools to access a FileVault encrypted volume even when you know the password. It'll be far easier to use a Mac to turn off FileVault. Disk Utility can unlock and decrypt the drive. The folks at the ...


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The easiest way is to create a new partition from your startup partition. You will notice that the new partition also gets the space of the free partition you want to get hold of. Then delete the new partition. And viola! you get the space of the whole physical drive again. all in one partition!


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You can't do what you are asking, per se. What you would have to do is create new partition "above" your existing partition, copy the data there, kill the partition below, then expand the partition with the data into the newly created free space. You can do this with Disk Utility. OS X Daily has a really good write up on it (limited on how to resize the ...


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Well I did a bit more searching and came across this page which gave me the correct commands to hide the recover partition: %mount (find the partition of "Recovery HD") %diskutil unmount <partition> (in my case: /dev/disk0s3 ) %sudo asr adjust --target /dev/disk0s3 -settype Apple_Boot After this, I verified I could boot into all OSes (I could), ...


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If you are comfortable using Terminal.app, I recommend multiple partitions. Moving Home These questions explain how to move a user account to a separate partition: Is there a safe way to move the /Users folder to a separate volume/drive? How to make the Users Directory a different partition in Snow Leopard? Considerations, Benefits, and Choices ...


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I do not see any advantages to your proposal. On OS X if your Users partition failed to mount then the operating system would create a new home folder for any user who logged in on the boot partition. There may be an advantage to create an application swap partition if any of your apps allow the configuration.


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Looks like a disk problem, dying. In the Recovery Partition (start while holding CMD+R), start DiskUtility do Repair Disk. Even when the issue is gone after that, prepare to have the disk replaced.



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