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The Windows iso image needs to be converted to a Read/Write format so the "Boot Camp Support Software" can be added to the USB flash drive. Say, for Example, you wanted to use the Boot Camp Assistant to create a USB flash drive for the purposes of installing Windows 7. Apple lists the steps at the link "Perform a new install of Windows 7". Step 11 requires ...


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I needed to format a partition to ext3 on my USB flash drive. The drive was already formatted, and had 3 partitions, and I wanted to convert partition 1 from FAT32 to ext3. install brew, visit http://brew.sh/ install e2fsprogs using brew install e2fsprogs figure out the name of your partition or drive using diskutil list -- in my case, my partition had was ...


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The MBA GPU may be limited to a single external monitor, but the USB to HDMI requires a driver installed on the MBA and that video/image is not using the GPU, it's using the CPU. So the limit is bypassed. Now it might be more complicated than this, but I think is this the basic premise. Be aware that for fast moving videos or games the USB connected display ...


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In specific. Thunderbolt can carry USB but USB cannot carry thunderbolt. In general, as long as your Mac has any Thunderbolt connector, it is highly likely you will be advantaged to connect over thunderbolt instead of using USB. For my money even Thunderbolt 1 is superior in many ways to the best USB 3 chipsets we have today. Now - the above statement is ...


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It should work, depending on the model of MacBook Air an external USB drive will be able to boot the system but it will likely be slower than an internal drive on the PCI/SATA bus. You should also have a Thunderbolt or mini display port for connecting a monitor. So it should work. Whether or not it will perform acceptably is difficult to say.


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I've never done this before, but from the looks of it, the speeds will be limited by how fast your thumbdrives go. If I remember correctly, an El Capitan install is around 8-10 GB in size, so the 16 GB one you're installing to should be sufficient. USB 2.0 in reality can IO data at around 30-40 MB/s (although this depends on the make and model of your ...


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To most easily resolve this, you need to erase your USB drive with a "Master Boot Record" scheme. Steps: Open Disk Utility Select the USB drive Click "Erase" Choose Format "MS-DOS (FAT)" MOST IMPORTANT: Choose Scheme "Master Boot Record" Click Erase button Many thanks to nholtappels for figuring out the problem!


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It turns out the answer is reasonably simple, and completely obtuse. You need to open the "Audio MIDI Setup" application (in /Applications/Utilities, if you haven't moved it), show the "Audio Devices" window (if it isn't open already), and choose the USB High Speed Audio device (hopefully there's only one - it should show '0 in / 2 out' for the DA-300). ...



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