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You can buy "charge only" cables such as this one. Electrically a "charge only" just connects the power pins, and not the serial date pins between the computer and device.


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Applications (i.e. .app bundles) can be stored anywhere, including external media. Preferences is more complicated, although the simple solution is probably to symlink the preference files and container to the external media.


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I'm assuming there is nothing on the USB stick you need to recover, since you were writing over it with dd. Plug it into your macbook and if it shows up with in /dev as a proper device, you should be able to use dd to clear the beginning and end of the stick to make it look like a brand new USB stick. dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/disk__ bs=1024 count=100 will ...


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From a quick google it seems you are out of luck. The basic reasoning is that you (normally) would want to wake from key or mouse press, and if these are connected via USB then the mac needs to detect activity on the USB, and rather than distinguish between clicks and movements it wakes on both. Most of apples own mice are bluetooth, and mac os x has an ...


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Patching the kernel to work around the issue I do not recommend you do this. You're editing the binary of a very important file. If it gets messed up, well, ya. But this is the only solution. This is likely 10.9.4 specific. Location 0x00016942 of /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleUSBXHCI.kext/Contents/MacOS/AppleUSBXHCI ...


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With a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) I got this when charging an iPad, which is 2100mA in total.


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I think that you also need to bless that partition in order to make it bootable. This is what I'd use on a Mac, but not sure if it still works on Linux box. sudo bless -folder /Volumes/TARGET/System/Library/CoreServices


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I had a similar issue albeit in my case the cause was my usb cable. It was manufactured for power supply and hence let no data through. Switching the cable let me connect my Android device without further problems.


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You have to have a version of Bootcamp AND Mac that explicitly supports Windows 8.1. Apple has a knowledge-base article that shows what O/S and Mac supports what version of Windows: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5634 Unfortunately there are some Mac models that just won't support certain versions of Windows. Interestingly (or oddly..) enough the new MacPro ...



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