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Where does Mojave download the Mojave installer?

Similar to this, I would like to understand where Mojave is downloading itself when I download it from the App store. The Application folder doesn't have anything like Install MacOs Mojave or ...
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How to make bootable El Capitan installer in Mojave? [duplicate]

One of my friends who don't have a fast Internet connection asked me if I could install El Capitan (which is the highest version of OS X that his iMac supports) and I said sure. Today I went to App ...
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Trying to create a bootable usb for Mavericks

I got this message after I went through the sudo command and entered my pw. I just need to know if I have to start over because of the "Invalid argument"
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How to create a bootable USB key of Sierra, from High Sierra?

I have a 2018 MBP running High Sierra. I need to do some troubleshooting on another older Mac that is running Sierra, so I want to create a bootable USB key of Sierra. Unfortunately my High Sierra ...
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Update MacbookAIR Firmware without original hard disk [duplicate]

I got original SSD broken. My MacbookAir 7.1 got only YOSEMITE Internet Recovery. Now, I've bought a SAMSUNG 970 NVME M.2 disk and the system could recognize it using NVME kext patched but cannot boot ...
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How to create bootable installer USB for macOS in Windows? [duplicate]

I purchased a 2008 Mac from a friend. It's now formatted and internet recovery option is not working for a fresh install. I want to create a bootable USB drive in a Windows machine. I am unable to ...
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My external boot volume won't startup all my Macs when it should

Because of the mobility of my work I decided to create a boot volume on an external USB-C SSD so that I can run my user environment on a number of Macs (on an iMac Pro (2017) while at work, on a 15" ...
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Confusion about creating a bootable flashdrive

I followed the directions to creat a bootable flashdrive for Mac High Sierra. My flashdrive now has the name "Install macOS High Sierra" and it contains the app "Install macOS High Sierra.app". Now ...
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Creating bootable FreeDOS DOS floppy diskette IMG file for V86 on OSX

I am trying to make a FreeDOS boot disk with OSX that's compatible with the V86 library. I need to do this in terminal (in a bash script). I'm doing all of this on OSX High Sierra. The boot disk I'm ...
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Please help: Win7 on external FireWire drive results in “No bootable device - insert boot disk…” error

I'm trying to get Win7 working from an external FireWire drive (Macbook pro mid 2009, OSX El Capitan). I've tried the two tutorials below; the installation seems smooth either way and mac recognizes ...
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Macbook Pro Won't Boot off of USB Flash Drive

Model MacBook Pro 2010 6,2 OS X version Yosemite 10.10.3 I used createinstallmedia to format and create an install USB stick. This step went fine. Command used was: /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ ...
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Error image slideshow when booting

I am booting an imac from a USB drive containing OS X 10.13. I get an infinite slideshow alternating between the following two images, which don't seem to coherently convey anything. I am able to skip ...
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What does one do when MacBook Pro 2017 not recognizing thumb drive needed to boot startup?

I wiped my 2017 MBP's drive at the direction of Apple support, to start fresh on my MacBook and try to eliminate/pinpoint a battery drain issues...now there is no bootable disk on the MPB. I went ...
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PowerMac G5 stuck with full fan in OF, no boot devices

I'm working on a PowerMac9,1 (Late 2004 PowerMac G5 with single core) that refuses to recognize any external boot devices on the option/alt boot manager screen, including Debian and the Mac OS X ...
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Ubuntu: Can't boot Mac, only shows a Folder with a Question Mark?

Bodhi Linux and Ubuntu 18.04 install fine -- but whenever I try to install Ubuntu Server onto this older Macbook it doesn't boot. Instead I get a question mark: Wouldn't even know where to begin to ...
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MacBook Air won't boot from external hard drive with Windows 7 installed

Goal To be able to boot from an external hard drive with Windows 7 installed on it from my MacBook Air. So far... I have successfully installed Windows 7 on said hard drive and have verified it ...
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How do you create a bootable drive on an external disk?

I have a MacPro that i want to keep on Mountain Lion, but I'd like to be able to startup off of the latest MacOS. Is there a way to create a bootable drive that uses High Sierra?
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Unable to install an OS on Mac (prohibited sign)

I had an issue with my MacBook Air "Core i5" 1.6 13" (Early 2015) (MacBookAir7,2) and after repeated problems I decided to wipe the computer and give it a clean slate. I downloaded a copy of ...
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Macbook Air 6,2 High Sierra not detecting bootable USB stick

I see this issue reported a lot but all the accepted solutions have not worked for me. I have created a bootable USB stick using UNetbootin with a Debian image. The USB stick is FAT32 formatted with ...
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Can I simply make a partition on my Mac, install an OS to it, and boot from it via Startup Manner?

On my Mac, can I simply create a new partition in Disk Utility, install an Operating System to it, such Arch Linux, and then boot from it by holding alt/option during boot (Startup Manager)?
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Disk can't be used as startup disk (Install macOS High Sierra app)

The title is more or less explaining the question, but reason why I made a new post instead of just using an existing one is that I am in a particular kind of situation. Basically I am using my ...
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Creating a bootable usb for MacOS from Windows 10 [duplicate]

I've a MacBook Pro and recently my hard drive kicked the bucket. I bought a new ssd drive and installed it in my MacBook. Now I have to create a bootable usb to install latest MacOS. I've spare a ...
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Turn a cloned macOS partition into a unique copy for use with iCloud

When copying a bootable partition using the dd command or similar means, the copy runs fine but will use the same IDs as the original. This leads to problems when using Apple cloud services such as ...
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Linux on Macbook, dual-boot, without rEFind

Is it possible to install a Linux distribution on a Macbook Pro partition and do a dual boot, without installing rEFind. Thanks!
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Bootable USB for MacOS Installation

Is it necessary to create the bootable USB from the same kind of device in which you wish to use it. I want to create one for my MBP (for which I have deleted the recovery drive as well) and I have a ...
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FileVault2 boot volume corrupt after partition deletion

A client has a MacBook Pro Retina with a FileVault2 encrypted boot drive, and the Mac used to dual boot with Linux. Disk Utility apparently showed 4 partitions [Mac HD, Linux, and other 2 small ...
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High Sierra restored from ISO to USB drive stops at the stop sign

I've restored macOS High Sierra ISO file (downloaded from Torrent) to pendrive (16GB SanDisk's Cruzer Dial) using Disk Utility, however when booting from it (by pressing Alt and selecting the drive), ...
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Does mac OS install process erase flashdrive data DURING the install?

It's well-documented that creating an install drive erases the target medium, but what about later, during the install process ? i.e. can I create a bootable flash installer, and then add files to ...
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Can the 2009 MacBook Air be booted from USB?

There seems to be a lot of confusion, conflicting information and assumptions about this matter, so I'd like to clarify that this question is specifically about the 2009 model of MacBook Air. I am ...
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How to Create Virtual Bootable Thunderbolt Drive

Considering the speed and versatility of Thunderbolt, it can be very useful to boot from a thunderbolt device on a Mac. Would it be possible to use a disk image on one Mac to create a virtual ...
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How to create bootable flash drive from macOS High Sierra combo update

I have problem installing macOS High Sierra from App Store. I don't understand what the problem is, but when the download completes it suddenly resets. Then when I open up App Store again it only lets ...
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Boot from USB drive on a Macbook Pro with Windows 7 installation

Everything I've found says to hold command or option until you hear the boot chime. Obviously I'll never hear that. Nothing I do seems to work, it always goes to Windows 7. How can I boot to a USB ...
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Partition Type : FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF

I know this has been asked on here before, and similarly to the others I have not backed up my data... I found this duplicate and got lost in the answer and didn't want to mess too much with the ...
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2011 13.3" MacBook Pro freezing during boot process

I acquired a 13.3" MacBook Pro. The MacBook Pro turns on but freezes after approximately 30 seconds. I installed a good hard drive with Lion and the loading spinner simply stops spinning after it ...
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Problem Installing High Sierra (10.13)

I have created bootable pen-drive using installer. I performed following Steps but it failes. Erase the Hard-disk from disk utility. restart the iMac (hold down - Option key) it shows me the pen-...
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Problems getting macOS Sierra on a bootable hard drive

I'm trying to get a bootable hard drive with macOS Sierra going so that I can use Octane Render. My Macbook is running macOS High Sierra, which is apparently buggy with Octane at the moment. I ...
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Is macOS known to completely crash due to a bad boot drive?

I've got a mid-2013 11" MacBook Air that I fixed up. It had no SSD when I got it but I've been running it off an external USB 3 hard drive fine for about a year and a half including backpacking ...
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Way to load an old windows hard drive in boot camp?

I had a windows laptop that bit the dust, but the hard drive works fine (booted up in another pc that wasn't mine as an external disk with my SATA to USB 3 adapter). I'd like to use this drive on my ...
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Can't install OS X on blank HDD on a Macbook Pro 2010 13" - Stuck on white screen

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro lying around that I wanted to revive. The problem is that I've lost the original DVDs. The original HDD is now blank and this version doesn't boot via USB. I tried using a ...
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MacBook Pro lost SSD during macOS High Sierra update

I have a MacBook Pro 2013 with two hard drives. One of them is the original MacBook’s 500 GB HDD drive and I have extra SSD drive that I installed instead off cd rom. Mac OS is installed on both of ...
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How to check MacBook Pro by booting from USB?

I need to check to see if a MacBook Pro works which does not have a hard drive. This is a local private sale of a Macbook without a hard drive. Seller claims everything else works. What can I use ...
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Can I update Mac OS 10.11 to 10.11.6 using a dmg of the update?

My internet connection is lame ass and the last time I tried to update with the download through App store, it downloaded and restarted but said that the verification of the update package was ...
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Convert Bootable DVD to DMG

i want to convert my Sierra DVD to a DMG file , so i could install it on non-mac device ( PC ). I used Disk Utilities but not worked... Is it possible to do this ? or i Have to download the source ...
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Bootable USB with Ubuntu does not show in boot sequence options

I followed this question (How to create a bootable Ubuntu USB stick Using OS X 10.10.2) to turn the Ubuntu 14.04 ISO to a bootable USB. I have a MBP (with touchbar) running 10.12.5. After rebooting ...
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Copy macOS installation to second partition

I am running macOS Sierra 10.12.5 on the 4th partition of my HDD. The partitions in order: Partition 1, 280 MB: EFI Partition 2, 22 GB: Storage 1 Partition 3, 186 GB: Storage 2 Partition 4, ...
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createinstallmedia: cannot execute binary file

I have downloaded the Sierra Installer from the App Store and I would like to make a bootable thumbdrive out of it. I tried using the createinstallmedia binary that the installer ships with but got ...
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Clone one Mac and restore it on multiple Macs

I am going to setup a bunch of MacBooks Pros with the same settings. I could go through every Mac and install all the programs but here is what I would like to do. I would like to setup one Mac with ...
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Wiping a Macbook 2.1 clean

So I am trying to wipe an old Macbook clean before giving it away to charity or recycling but I am having some issues. For my PCs I have used DBAN successfully and I was hoping to use it here as well....
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Persistent Ubuntu boot USB: macOS Sierra

Short of figuring out how to achieve a dual boot configuration for my mid-2012 2GHz i7 MacBook Air to boot to a Linux OS, I've made a "live" boot USB with Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS using UNetbootin. I would, ...
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MacBook Pro mid-2012 have to wait 30min between reboots

My MacBook Pro mid-2012 has been acting up lately. A year ago I replaced the original hard drive with a Samsung SSD 850 EVO 1TB, and everything was fine. Then the SSD became corrupted and was ...