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Problem cloning the startup disk of a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan

Before putting my question in detail, see Problem section below, I'd like to sketch the context in which it appears. Hardware-Software-Environment MacBook Pro Early 2015 running OS X 10.11.6 El ...
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csrutil disable: command not found El Capitan

I was using a SATA HDD running Yosemite on a MBP 2012. I installed a SSD drive with El Capitan. I took out the DVD optical drive and replaced it with a drive case for the HDD. Now when I am running ...
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Os x El capitan not supporting to late 2015 imac [closed]

I wanna install El Capitan to late 2015 iMac. el capitan not supporting to this imac. How can i instal El capitan to late 2015 mac
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How do I create El Capitan installer on a Catalina (or post-El Capitan) installed Mac for use on USB boot installer

I have downloaded the El Capitan dmg file (InstallMacOSX.dmg) provided by Apple. The expanded dmg image contains the package "InstallMacOSX.pkg" which should be run to create the El Capitan installer ...
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Mac Hangs on boot, Macintosh HD partition intermittent failures

I have the following problem: My 2016 MacBook Pro (El Capitan) hangs on boot. The progress bar loads to near completion, after that it stops. The laptop heats up and eventually shuts down. What I ...
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Mac not working correctly after using Wine

I have a early 2011 Macbook Pro running El Capitan. I decided to get a steam account and download an old game for the sake of nostalgia. I then realised the game I had downloaded only ran on Windows, ...
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How am I supposed to install El Capitan on a new SSD without recovery partition?

My old mac's hdd died. It's dead. So I got a ssd and installed it in the macbook. Now how do I get El Capitan on there? I find lots of tips online that speak of creating a bootable USB drive from the ...
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Chrome 79: https sites don't load while http works fine

Just upgraded to Chrome 79 from 78 via its internal updater. Now only http sites load, not https. I am on Yosemite Chrome v 79 Chrome says "This site can’t be reached" and "ERR_FAILED". Including ...
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What version of Windows can I install on a 2009 MacBook Pro?

I would like to convert my old 2009 MacBook Pro into a Windows machine to use some apps that don’t run or do so extremely poorly on macOS. This MBP supports El Capitan (10.11) as its last version. ...
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“Still waiting for root device” on a macbook pro mid 2009 with osx 10.11.6

Recently got myself a macbook and wanted to put linux on it. So I got myself a copy of ubuntu and refind and then: Installed refind in osx recovery mode and shut down. Booted up, selected my ...
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FONTD process freezes MAIL.APP when using Exchange account

it only started happening recently. Every time I open mail app with two mail accounts, iCloud and exchange, if it shows both accounts (all mail) or just exchange, app freezes for about 10 seconds with ...
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El Capitan bootable installer on Mac Mini - “A required download is missing”

On a freshly created USB bootable disk for El Capitan (following these instructions which create a USB bootbale installer with sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/...
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Will updating macOS from SL to El-Cap cause problems after disabling discrete GPU permanently from EFI (EFI mod and resistor removal)?

Currently on Macbook Pro 2011 17" 10.6.8 which was resurrected using the resistor-removal mod from "Realmacmods" as well as their EFI script. Would like to upgrade to El Capitan. Will i run into ...
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How can I recover my external drive's partition table?

I have an old WD MyBook Ext Drive and I couldn't access the greyed out sub-partition in DiskUtility. I was trying to fix it with various Terminal commands relating to GPT and somehow I managed to mess ...
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I'm having a kernel panic launchd exited (signal 10, exit status 0). How to solve it?

I recently bought this MacBook Pro 15 mid 2012 with core i7, 8GB RAM, 160 GB HDD and OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. It comes with no battery, 6 vertical blue lines within the screen and a Shift key stuck ...
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How to show the users and IP connected using GUI or command line?

I have a MacBook Pro with El Capitan. I have followed the instructions to enable File Sharing, it is working through a new user account of Sharing Only type - let's name it RemoteUser. I can access it ...
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Time Machine in El Capitan installer

In the El Capitan installer splash screen, it says, "To repair your disk using disk utility, restore your computer from a Time Machine backup, or perform other tasks using utilities, choose an option ...
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Cannot download Office 365 on macOS El-Capitan

I have a powerpoint assignment due for my class but although I purchased Microsoft 365, I can't download it to my computer because my Mac won't update to Mojave. I contacted Apple support and even got ...
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Can I safely delete the Mac OS X Base System Partition?

I'm running El Capitan + Windows 7 on a 2011 MBP which came with Lion. The recovery mode on my MBP is broken, it sits on about 75% of the progress bar loaded for days (I've waited 2 full days on two ...
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Boot drive not recognised at all

After doing an update for iPad and open Google Chrome to watch streaming movies the MacBook Pro 13 mid 2012 has started to slow down and Chrome closed. I restarted and a flashing folder appeared ...
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Second drive inaccessible from OS but accessible in Recovery mode (which shows no issue)

I have a iMac 2008 with 2 drives. Main drive is an SSD in the DVD bay and second drive 3,5" HHD in the original iMac disk bay. After a reboot before which everything was working just fine second drive ...
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Every restart/boot, kernel panic occurs

Every time I restart my iMac (or just boot it up) I see this: But after I restart again it works fine again. I'm using MacOSX El Capitan. I've tried to replace MacOSX with Windows but I decided I ...
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Install Mac OS X El Capitan on used Macbook Pro from USB doesn't see the USB

I have just purchased a used Macbook Pro A1286, "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 15" (SD.) I'm new to Apple products, and I'm trying to install Mac OS X El Capitan from a USB bootable pen drive I just did. The ...
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Late 2009 Macbook, El Capitan, how to rotate display? (it's not on settings)

I have a MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009) with El Capitan 10.11.6, The displays setting panel doesn't show a control to rotate it (as does my mac mini with Sierra) Is there an alternative way or 3rd party ...
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Disable USB Storage Devices in El Capitan

The company I work for is required to disable the ability to connect USB mass storage devices on all production computers. All computers run OS X 10.11.6. Every computer has the following setup: USB ...
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How to stop Terminal from using special characters?

When I'm using arguments with quotes in the Terminal, the quote is first highlighted and then changes to a special character when certain characters are entered after it. For example trying to type "...
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Updating El Capitan to High Seirra will take 18 hours

I'm on El Capitan and trying to update to High Seirra. It downloaded the stub file and run the application. I waited for one hour till it says 17 hours remaining. Is there a way to speed up the update ...
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Should I be concerned by this discrepancy in my drive space?

I was planning to delete a user account, and I noticed that it said that I don't have at least 87.1 GB of free disk space, even though my Macintosh HD shows that I have 159.4 GB free. You can see the ...
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How to completely reinstall Mac OS X? [duplicate]

I have a MacBook which OS was upgraded from Snow Leopard 10.6.3 to 10.6.8 and then to El Capitan 10.11. I want to completely reinstall El Capitan, to "factory state", in order to really "clean" the ...
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Stuck in recovery mode and unable to install OS X El Capitan

Hi to anyone able to help with this / having the same problem... I use a 2009 iMac A1224 20" with a SSD, running macOS El Capitan (the shop which installed the SSD also installed El Capitan back in ...
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caffeinate command keeps terminating

I'm trying to use the caffeinate command to prevent sleep on a Macbook. It keeps running into the error "Terminated: 15". Does anyone know how I can troubleshoot this? Usually it works, it happens ...
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How does migration assistant work?

I'm considering using Migration Assistant to transfer everything from an old backup of my system to my current system because there are files that went missing when I upgraded my old system to El ...
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How to recover 100GB missing from macOS after an update?

Background: I recently upgraded my system to El Capitan. On the first run of the new operating system I ran more updates from the App Store that required a restart. However, while updating, it ...
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How do I restore a Mac to its original macOS version?

I've just followed the steps here to try to format my wife's laptop so we can sell it: https://superuser.com/questions/959422/reinstall-os-x-without-cd-dvd-or-apple-id Unfortunately I'm still getting ...
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Adding smb printer through terminal

Goal: Add a domain printer just through the terminal without using its IP address. Following the instructions here: https://dae.me/blog/1826/add-a-printer-via-command-line-in-os-x/#comment-256587 I ...
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curl-config --ca returns a blank line, and other cert problems

This is a repost/update of this question on stackoverflow, which didn't get any attention so I'm trying a more specific stackexchange. My problem was originally that Cargo (Rust's dependency manager) ...
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How do I install El Capitan and ParrotSec dual-boot? (without Kernel Panics)

ParrotSec was installed on this machine and it was running fine - meanwhile I could not reach it from Grub2 because if I chose MacOSX-32bit/MacOSX-64bit it popped back a Kernel Panic. On the other ...
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Upgrading from 10.11.6 El Capitan to 10.12

I rarely use by mac. Right now I wanted to install a new program on it but it says it won't run unless the OS is 10.12. I only have 10.11.6 (El Capitan) right now and I can't see any updates for ...
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Deleted files from MacBook but space is not being cleared

Today I moved a folder (a folder I created myself that contained video files) from my HD that was almost 100GB in size to an external HD (I don't use Time Machine/never have) and once I ejected the ...
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“Get iWork Apps” popup appears after each restart

Whenever I restart my Mac, I get this popup: This happens despite me having the latest version of the iWork apps for my OS installed. Clicking Get It just opens up the Mac App Store to the home page. ...
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Cannot connect to x11vnc server from other client

Hello guys I have installed x11vnc server on MAC OS el capital but trying to connect remotely and stream the images of desktop only a black image is rendered to vnc client do you have any idea? I am ...
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Updating to a newer macOS version - how can I avoid potential pitfalls? [duplicate]

I'm running a Macbook Pro with macOS 10.7 Lion. I've already checked and it can be upgraded to the latest macOS version (Mojave). However, I want to keep as much as I can running the same (like ...
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Installing Older Version of MacOS/OSX alongside current

So with the end of 32-bit App support, I was thinking maybe if I run across an app that I really need to run than will no long run post 10.15, that it might be a good idea to have an older version on ...
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Macbook A1342 2010 - OS Installation Issue

I purchased a Macbook A1342 2010 (white one) from eBay and it arrived with software and a password on it. This was not in the seller's description. I instinctively (have had many macs before) used ...
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How to Disable Blur in El Capitan Launchpad?

Is there a way to disable launchpad blur?
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How to download El Capitan installer from a High Sierra Mac [duplicate]

My mom's iMac is having issues (it's booting to the "prohibited" circle with a slash), and needs the OS reinstalled. She'd been running El Capitan, and I'd like to reinstall the same since she has ...
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EHD has 5 TB capacity but Finder only shows 600 GB

I have a Seagate 5TB external hard drive. Disk Utility shows 5TB, but when I click "Get Info," it only says 602 GB. How do I fix this? My Macbook runs on El Capitan. Thanks.
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Mojave upgrade being suggested on unsupported Mac

My mother has a 2008 iMac currently running El Capitan. Every now and then it pops up the notification suggesting that she upgrade to Mojave. But if you actually try to download Mojave from the App ...
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Command or Shift key modifiers always activated

Regularly, when I am using Photoshop CC 2018 (mostly), suddenly I got a modifier key which always stays activated. Sometime it is the Command key, and sometimes Shift key, which make it impossible to ...
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Tradeoffs of disabling SIP (System Integrity Protection) in order to install Sierra on Mac Pro (Early 2009)

Lets say someone wants to upgrade a Mac Pro (Early 2009) to macOS Sierra in order to get core security updates and newer versions of modern software. Unfortunately this Mac Pro model is not ...