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Install Rocky Linux 9.4 on MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)

Yesterday, I decided to install Rocky Linux 9.4 https://download.rockylinux.org/pub/rocky/9/isos/x86_64/Rocky-9.4-x86_64-dvd.iso on my MBA (MacBook Air, 13-inch, Early 2015) https://support.apple.com/...
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Is it normal to have discrepancies in Created Dates for fresh install?

I need to get corroborating opinions as to why the following occurred or may occur. I deleted Macintosh HD Volume Group which contains the two volumes Macintosh HD and Macintosh Data. I then ...
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Boot iPXE on macbook pro using BSDP

I've recently acquired a second-hand macbook pro from 2013 with a wiped disk, and wish to make it useful. While I understand the recommendations are to either use the internet Recovery system to ...
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Tricky error using conda with "Bad CPU type in executable" on new M3 Chip

I'm having some difficulty understanding what is causing my "Bad CPU type in executable" error when using conda. This error occurs on several of my terminal commands, but I'll illustrate it ...
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Installing Verilator on an Apple M3 Mac?

I have been trying to install Verilator on an Apple Silicon Mac for some time and keep facing issues. Homebrew allows normal installation but its behaviour during operation is rather weird. It can run ...
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Learning Python, can't install scikit-learn

On my Windows machine, I ran pip3 install scikit-learn and it installed without any problems, however, on my Mac, I've tried a lot of things: $ brew list ...
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sudo port install root6 failed

I am trying to install root6 using Macports packages on macOS Sonoma 14.4.1 At the very end of the installation an error occured and the installation has failed for installing root6. Here is the error ...
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How to copy an exact version of an app from iPad to iPad?

I have two iPads where I am using a particular app. On iPad A, I have updated to a new version of the app and discovered that the app has been modified so strongly that it became unusable. On iPad B, ...
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Official source for OS version 14.0 for creating bootable drive [duplicate]

I am trying to create bootable drives for various versions of Mac OS. In particular, I would like to create an installer for the original version of Sonoma (14.0). However, I do not see this version ...
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Is there a valid reason why Canon's webcam plugin asks to scan my external drives?

Two days ago, I installed Canon's software to use my DSLR as a webcam, using the link I found on this page. The installer required me to override MacOS' security settings. I did so, thinking that it ...
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How can I force an install of an Intel binary on an Apple Silicon machine? In this case, MAMP 6.9

Due the fact that Oracle has not released an ARM version (Apple Silicon) of their Instant Client (OCI8) I am forced to use the Intel version of MAMP with my MacBook Air (M2; 2023) so I can properly ...
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How to force brew to install from local bottle (without git clone github.com/build/homebrew-deps)

My goal is the have brew skip trying to make calls to the Internet when installing local cached bottles. I have downloaded the brew bottles for python and the python module virtualenv. user@host ~ % ...
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Not enough space to upgrade Mac OS via bootable USB

I'm trying to upgrade an oldish MacBook AIR from (I think) High Sierra to Big Sur. I've made a bootable USB and it's working fine: Power ON with holding Option/Alt Select USB boot Goto Menu Install ...
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how to install SBCL on Apple Silicon without brew and without sudo / admin?

I have an Apple M1 macbook pro in which I want to use SBCL for Common Lisp but without homebrew. The official SBCL page says one way is to build SBCL from source, though you need to bootstrap that ...
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Install issues for SimpleNote with HomeBrew—why Intel only?

I use SimpleNote daily across three devices and just bought an M2 MacMini. I used brew install --cask simplenote to get the latest version (2.21.0) but it’s intel-only, so on opening it’s asking to ...
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Trying to install macOS Sierra on a 2017 MacBook Pro [duplicate]

Background of the issue: A 2017 MacBook Pro was reset by the seller. I tried installing the OS, but encountered errors during installation. I am trying to install macOS Sierra through Recovery mode. ...
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macOS in recovery mode does not accept my credentials

Today when I tried to unlock my Mac (Sonoma 14.3) I noticed it's not sleep, it was shutdown. When I logged nothing was working, it said the Main app cannot load accounts, the keychain is not working, ...
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Help converting .pkg to .app

My question is very similar to this post: How to convert a macOS .pkg into and .app to run it? It comes very close to giving me a solution, but in my specific instance, I’m trying to install DaVinci ...
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New Mac clean install except for Music?

I'm getting a new MacBook, and I would like to do a clean install of everything except Apple Music where I would like to copy exactly my current set up (all songs, rating, play count, playlist, etc). ...
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Unable to install macOS Monterey on MacBook Pro 2015

I'm trying to install macOS Monterey on my MacBook Pro 2015. These are the steps/events arranged in chronological order. One day while turning on the Mac, my Mac stopped booting. It stopped at the ...
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iMac 12 mid 2011 model - OS installation issue

My kiddo recently got a iMac 12 mid 2011 model as a gift for homeschooling purposes. The device was working perfectly fine until the reset to remove the previous owners information as per the Apple ...
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Is it possible to create a bootable USB flash drive with multiple OS’s to install? [duplicate]

I’m a computer tech and I heard it’s possible to create a multi OS boot drive for Mac OS. How would I go about that? Let’s say I wanted Sierra, High Sierra, and Mojave on a 32GB USB USB flash drive. ...
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how to completely remove a 3rd-party app?

I have a 3rd-party app that is misbehaving - often crashing as soon as I open it. It seems like the best approach is to completely remove the app and then re-install it. So I removed the DMG file (...
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Sonoma 14.1.1 - Dyalog APL installer fails with "Trust evaluate failure"

I'm trying to install a software package (Dyalog APL) that I've installed successfully on many occasions before, but suddenly the installer fails -- or rather, it appears to go through the motions (...
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Is it safe to uninstall apps from AppStore from Finder instead of Launchpad

Apple tells us to uninstall apps from AppStore by using Launchpad and apps not from AppStore by using Finder. Is it safe to use Finder for both "kinds" of apps?
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I would like to prompt Mac OS X 10.6.8 to download Rosetta by running a dedicated PPC application

Does anyone know where I can download a dedicated PPC application to try? I would like to find one to attempt to run in my install of OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard so it will either prompt me to install ...
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Trying to install OSX El Capitan via USB, getting stuck on booting the installer

iMac 2009 El Capitan How can I use Windows to create an OS X El Capitan or macOS Sierra USB flash drive installer from the disk image (.dmg) file downloaded from Apple? Used this tutorial to create a ...
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I can't update to Mac OS 10.13 and later. You may not install to this volume because the computer is missing a firmware partition

I have a 2015 MacBook Air 13 running macOS Sierra. I got it without a working internal SSD. Now it only runs on an external SSD via USB cable. I would like to upgrade to High Sierra, but an error ...
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I'm unable to reinstall OS X

I have an iMac11,1 without an OS on it (Recovery mode is still on it) and I therefore want to reinstall OS X. First thing I've tried was doing it using the recovery mode. I've reformatted the "...
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How to run pkg installer asking for password in GUI rather than in shell

I tried to use osascript but no luck: > osascript -e 'do shell script "installer -pkg /Users/syabro/Downloads/Crystal_Software.pkg -target /" with administrator privileges' 0:117: ...
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iTunes will not reinstall

My (Win10) iTunes stopped working, so I uninstalled it (with a good uninstaller that clears all the debris), but it will not re-install. For iTunes Desktop the error message is "The installer has ...
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Issues trying to use TransMac to create bootable USB from Windows 10

I'm trying to follow the steps in this post: How can I use Windows to create an OS X El Capitan or macOS Sierra USB flash drive installer from the disk image (.dmg) file downloaded from Apple? Which ...
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Problem installing Anaconda (GUI) on Ventura 13.2.1

When trying to install Anaconda on Intel MacBook Pro running Ventura 13.2.1, the GUI fails (the terminal way seems to work ok). Here is the log: 2023-10-09 19:55:14+01 My-MBP Installer[19615]: @(#)...
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Unable to install any .pkg file after reinstalling Ventura - Installer crashes

Hoping someone can help. My Mac auto-updated to Sonoma when it released. As that caused a load of problems with the apps I use, I've wiped my hard drive, reinstalled Ventura and restored my files from ...
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Starting a Ventura installer on Sonoma

I need to install Ventura to a second partition while on Sonoma. My current environment restricts me to a Mac and internet access (no suitable USB drive). I have downloaded the installer from the App ...
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macOS installation failed; stuck in reboot loop

MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch mid-2012 I was running High Sierra and upgraded to Catalina. I checked if it was compatible with my Mac before doing so and the Apple site said it was. I installed it, and ...
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Error while attempting to reinstall macOS Sierra on old Mac Mini [duplicate]

I tried to factory reset a Late 2014 Mac mini by holding Command + R while booting, which took me to Internet Recovery for macOS Sierra, I used the Disk Utility to erase and format the drive, then I ...
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Struggling to install macOS High Sierra on MacBook 2011 17"

I recently acquired a 17" MacBook Pro 2011 (the one known for GPU failure) and I'm trying to get macOS High Sierra on it. Method 1: I first tried to install High Sierra via macOS internet ...
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iMac 2011 10.13.6 High Sierra

Just upgraded HDD to SSD Everything booted fine and recovery mode has opened However before installing the SSD i've made it a bootable device with clean Install HighSierra app so i don't have to rely ...
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`ENOENT: no such file or directory` error when installing ReactJS in M1 Mac

I tried to install ReactJS on an M1 Mac but encountered this error: prabhav@Prabhavs-MacBook-Air ~ % node --version v18.17.1 prabhav@Prabhavs-MacBook-Air ~ % npm --version 9.6.7 prabhav@Prabhavs-...
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brew install pianobar failed

I'm trying to install pianobar on my Macbook with the brew package installer. These are the errors I get: Error: pianobar: Failed to download resource "libvorbis"` Download failed: Homebrew-...
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Cannot boot Mac OS via USB (created via M1 chip) on 2012 MacBook Air, freezes for a while and then just ignores it

I am trying to revive my old 2012 MacBook Air (Model A1465) to use an older version of MacOS for a program that could only run on MacOS High Sierra or earlier. Luckily the Mac comes with a ...
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Crash while (trying) installing Snow Leopard

I wanted to upgrade my old Mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro with a 500GB drive I salvaged from a slightly newer ASUS laptop with a dead GPU, and also wanted to make a sort-of downgrade (from High Sierra) ...
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I'm trying to install ncdu using MacPorts in macOS Catalina, however it depends on zig but zig is no longer compatible, looking for workaround

I have an old MacBook which cannot be upgraded to anything higher than Catalina (at least officially) and I had been using Homebrew but since now it's not supported it tries to compile every package ...
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Skype installation on ipad

I recently bought an ipad with ios 16.6. When I tried to install Skype, it refused to do it without a Touch ID. When I put my finger to the button, it wrote something like payment is authorised. ...
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Error 0x80070070 installing Windows 11 on BOOTCAMP [duplicate]

This error is reported several times but with no answer anywhere, such as here and there. I tried to install Windows 11 on a Macbook 2017 Retina using Boot Camp Assistant. The device had previously ...
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"Install for me only" option is grayed out when trying to install programs

I am running MacOS Ventura on a MacBook Air 2020 (M1). I am running under an admin account, although not the primary account (if there is such a thing). I am trying to install both Microsoft Teams and ...
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Unable to boot from USB installer (17-inch, 2.66GHz MacBook Pro (MB604LL/A) [duplicate]

I have an old 2009 macbook pro that had problems with hard drive. I changed it to new SSD (also updated ram to 2x4gb 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM PC3-8500S), and created bootable USB in windows with TransMac ...
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Can't install macOS Ventura from recovery: com.apple.BuildInfo.preflight.error error 10

I am trying to install macOS Ventura 13.5 using internet recovery, meaning a version of the OS is downloaded and then installed. I partitioned the disk using Disk Utility and formatted using a Mac OS ...
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Install individual homebrew packages in different locations

to organize my applications folder a bit, I want to create subfolders in /Users/username/Applications, e.g. /Users/username/Applications/Tools. Now programs installed via brew are automatically ...
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