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Aug
23
comment Why won't Migration Assistant recognize my old Time Machine backup?
Glad you have sorted it. I've posted the work-around as an answer so other people can find it more easily. I haven't seen any documentation about this issue from Apple, other than TN 2096, which includes "Unfortunately, many applications do not work correctly on case-sensitive volumes".
Aug
23
answered Why won't Migration Assistant recognize my old Time Machine backup?
Aug
23
comment Why won't Migration Assistant recognize my old Time Machine backup?
d) reformat your internal hard drive again, now as case-insensitive; e) use CCC to copy the duplicate back again. This brief discussion at the CCC support site suggests this is possible. Or perhaps there is an easier method: I haven't deeply searched for solutions, but I suspect this is the cause. If you do steps (a) and (b) you'll know.
Aug
23
comment Why won't Migration Assistant recognize my old Time Machine backup?
A just found a similar question which also mentions an inability to restore from a backup of a case-sensitive system to a case-insensitive one. So I suspect this may be the cause of the issue. A suggestion: a) reformat and reinstall your internal hard drive again, this time as case-sensitive; b) hopefully you can now restore using Migration Assistant; c) now you have recreated your original system, make a duplicate of it on another drive (using eg Carbon Copy Cloner); …
Aug
23
comment Why won't Migration Assistant recognize my old Time Machine backup?
1) At the time when Migration Assistant fails to find the backups, does anything appear in Console.app? 2) A work-around idea: copy the data you need manually from the backups, using the Finder. (I wouldn't expect to be able to recreate the entire machine with all settings etc this way, but documents should be easy to restore this way, and perhaps even your entire home directory.) 3) If you select your Time Machine partition on the external drive and run Disk Utility Verify Disk, does it report any problems? (I wouldn't try Repair Disk at this stage if this is your only backup.)
Aug
17
revised How to diagnose repeated OS X hang / spinning beach ball of death?
Improved title, spelt out meaning of BBOD
Aug
16
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Aug
16
comment How to diagnose repeated OS X hang / spinning beach ball of death?
... if the CPU requests data at that address, the data isn't actually retrieved from physical RAM -- instead, the OS causes the data to be fetched from disk.
Aug
16
comment How to diagnose repeated OS X hang / spinning beach ball of death?
I think what that error report is showing is that the CPU was instructed to access some memory, located at 0x000000010048a000. This attempt at access raised an EXC_BAD_ACCESS error, which I think means "this area of memory isn't actually accessible to the current process". So perhaps the memory address is incorrect (eg derived from bad data). Putting that aside, the contents of "memory" at that address is, I think, actually the contents of a file on disk (see the error report mentions "mapped file"). This is probably set up via the mmap mechanism...
Aug
16
comment How to diagnose repeated OS X hang / spinning beach ball of death?
@MrRabbit Great questions. I think BBOD refers to "Beach Ball of Death".
Aug
16
answered How to diagnose repeated OS X hang / spinning beach ball of death?
Aug
16
comment iPhone 5/iPad 3/4 Failing to Renew DHCP Lease
I forgot to ask about another important detail: what Internet connection are you trying to share, using the Airport Extreme? I assume you have an existing router. What is the model? Does it have WiFi? A few suggestions: a) check your existing router is plugged into the Airport Extreme WAN port (on your model, this is the lowest Ethernet port, next to the power connector); b) in AirPort Utility, in the Network tab, try setting Router Mode to "Off (Bridge Mode)"; c) do keep trying here, but also be aware that Apple provide support via the phone, which might work out quicker for you...
Aug
15
comment iPhone 5/iPad 3/4 Failing to Renew DHCP Lease
A few more details might help... 1) Is "gen 6" the new "tall box" model? 2) Are you sure firmware is 7.7.1? (I've seen publicity about firmware update 7.6.4 recently, but nothing newer... but perhaps this is the firmware on the new model?) 3) What do you have "Router Mode" set to on the Airport Extreme? (Eg "DHCP and NAT".) 4) Do the Apple devices work OK on other WiFi connections?
Aug
10
comment Some playlists are missing from iTunes Match
Excellent! I've written that as an answer now we've figured it out.
Aug
10
answered Some playlists are missing from iTunes Match
Aug
10
comment iPad<->Device Ad-Hoc network failures using Auto IP addresses
One more idea: if you set up an ad-hoc network on a Mac and connect to that with the iPad, does the iPad drop the connection in the same way? (I'm trying to isolate the problem to the iPad or the ad-hoc network.)
Aug
10
comment Customizing Pages' outline using paragraph styles
Ah! I think the only way to solve this then is to modify your document to use the built-in styles (I don't see how to tell it that a custom style is a level 3 heading, for example). Hopefully this is simple: select your "custom heading 1" style in the Styles drawer, choose "Select All Uses of custom heading 1" from the menu, then change the selected text to the built-in Heading 1. (Also reformat the built-in Heading 1 to match your custom style, but you see what I mean?)
Aug
9
comment Sudden spike in CPU temperatures
I'll echo @AllInOne - does the machine seem hotter (to the touch) than before? One idea: perhaps some dust has built up in your fans & heatsink, and so the cooling isn't as effective as previously.
Aug
9
answered Alternative to cp --parents in terminal
Aug
9
answered Customizing Pages' outline using paragraph styles