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Questions tagged [install]

The act of putting software onto a computer so it can run

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Running MTGArena on MacBook Pro using wine

I have recently installed wine for the first time on my MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011 running OSX 10.13.6 with OpenGL 16.7.4 and OpenCL 2.8.24) in order to play MTGArena... unfortunately it doesn't ...
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Unable to boot into MacBook Pro after macOS Mojave upgrade

I tried to install macOS Mojave on my MacBook Pro. It failed, but when it rebooted, it can't read the hard drive. I tried booting it into Recovery Mode, but First Aid says that it found an error and ...
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Can't install Inkscape on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G65) via DMG or Homebrew

I've been trying to install Inkscape 0.92.2 via DMG (Xquartz) and via Homebrew (Cask), having previously installed Xquartz (2.7.11) without issue, on my Macbook Pro 13. Once Inkscape has installed it ...
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Cannot install Mojave via USB drive on new 2018 MacBook pro

Hey I have a new 15" MacBook Pro with High Sierra installed. I want to do a clean install of Mojave. I have followed the instructions at https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/clean-install-macos-10-14-...
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Is it a good practice to create a desktop shortcut on mac?

I have been installing some popular software for Mac and observed that installation packages do not create a desktop shortcut as they often do on windows. What is good practice to follow: Should I ...
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How do I do a clean install of macOS Mojave?

I follow instructions and I install mojave on macbook air, the update installed and when i try to use the new software to my suprise every 2 minutes the screen was frozen. I am using Mac since I was ...
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Is it possible to install macOS in a Windows machine?

I recently moved to a company which doesn't use Mac laptops. It's a pain to switch back to Windows after using a Mac for 10+ years. Just wondering if it's possible to install macOS in a Windows ...
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How can I abort a Mojave installation?

I started the installation process for the Mojave upgrade from High Sierra but I realized I can't upgrade because of some incompatible enterprise software. I would like to cancel it and prevent the ...
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Mojave install froze on “analytics”, successful force reboot- but did it miss anything?

When I was installing Mojave, the installer went up to the analytics page on which I disabled everything. Upon proceeding, the installer froze on the analytics page. I waited five minutes and force ...
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Cannot upgrade software using a .pkg installer

I have an iMac running High Sierra 10.13.6. I tried to use Google Earth a few days ago and I got an updated software message. I followed the instructions and downloaded a .pkg file. When I run the ...
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install mac os el capital from SSD [closed]

I bought the 450GB SSD that already have mac os el Capital file for laptop, I also bought SSD USB to connect the laptop. Before installing it, how do I can install or set Mac os el capital from SSD ...
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Install pdfroff on macOS

What's the recommended way to get the pdfroff command working on macOS? It appears groff v1.19.2 comes still bundled with macOS 10.13, but pdfroff not anymore. So do I need to reinstall the entire ...
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How to wrap a DMG file with a wizard installer?

I have a question about installers for mac. I have chromium.dmg which contains Chromium web browser. I would like to create a wizard installer that installs chromium then allows the user to ...
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Installing ffmpeg on mac os 10.9

I had ffmpeg 3.3.4 working very well on my system, then I force uninstalled all versions of ffmpeg including the version above while meddling with a dependancy for another application. Now, I cannot ...
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Post-install step not completing while installing wine with homebrew

I'm trying to install wine with brew install wine, but it keeps on showing Warning: The post-install step did not complete successfully and when I try again with brew postinstall wine, it shows the ...
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Add Custom Files to a Package to be installed on specific paths with productbuild/pkgbuild?

I build my pkg with productbuild and pkgbuild. My root path looks like this: ROOT > Applications/Scripts/Library/private/ In Applications/ is my .app , which works. However in Library for example is ...
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How can I install java openjdk 8 on High Sierra

How do I install OpenJDK 8 on High Sierra? It looks like support for the Java Oracle JDK version 8 will be deprecated after January 2019 Java SE Overview Additionally, it looks like publishing and ...
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While installing OS, my MacBook Air is going in internet recovery mode

I had formatted my MacBook air by going in boot options disk utility. After formating I was installing OS, but internet got disconnected for a minute and installation didn't resume. So I cancelled ...
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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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Terminal command to force-install Mac OS High Sierra onto a specified drive?

I'm wondering if there is a way to install Mac OS High Sierra using terminal onto a specified drive? I'm working with a bit of a unique situation as I've been running Mac OS Sierra successfully in a ...
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Make a clean install file for OSX

I have a Mac mini with OS X El Capitan 10.11.x installed. I want to change to a new hard disk and reinstall the OS and data. I don't have the installation file for OS X El Capitan, as I bought the ...
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Installed the PL2303 Driver in my Mac, but I still can not find the `tty.usbserial*` under `/dev`

Installed the PL2303 Driver in my Mac, but I still can not find the tty.usbserial* under /dev. I follow the PL2303 Driver to install the PL2303_MacOSX_1.6.1_20171018.zip in my Mac. I installed the ...
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Install app on iOS without using iTunes

With the release of iTunes 12.7, Apple removed the ability to install apps on a connected iOS device by removing the App Store from iTunes. I tried installing an older version of iTunes which still ...
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Disable dGPU for OS update

I have a late 2013 Macbook Pro (revision 11,3) which has an Nvidia discrete GPU. The dGPU suddenly broke: my laptop would suddenly not boot and enabling kernel logging revealed that bringing up the ...
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Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion fails to install due to “Can't download the additional components” and “Essentials.pkg”

Error: "Can't download the additional components needed to install Mac OS X" In the log: "Failed to verify Essentials.pkg: xar_verify failed" I have an old iMac 5,1 that I'm trying to fix up. It has ...
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Trouble Installing XCode 10 beta 4

After installing MacOS Mojave Beta, I ran into some trouble installing Xcode 10 beta 4. I need the latest version of Xcode to use common tools like npm, node, yarn, etc. After I found the install ...
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macOS High Sierra 17G2112 vs 17G65

I was trying to use installinstallmacos.py to create an installer disk image for High Sierra 10.13.6 (I need an offline installer and downloading from App Store only downloads a ~4MiB stub file with ...
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Clean OS X install, keeping Time Machine history?

I need to wipe and rebuild my Macbook Pro Retina's hard drive (OS X Yosemite, if it matters) and am planning on using Setup Assistant to restore all my data from my Time Machine backup. Question: once ...
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Create bootable EFI system partition from macOS Installer's firmware files (.scap, .fd)

Any macOS installer contains a folder (e.g. called EFIPayloads) with EFI firmware files named MP61_0116_B17_LOCKED.scap, MBP114_0172_B09_LOCKED.fd or similarly. How does one create a working EFI ...
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Will Time Machine recognize old files after a clean reinstall of macos?

I am about to fully wipe and reinstall macos. However, on my Time Machine backup disk there is not a lot of space left and I am wondering, when I set up Time Machine again after the reinstall, will ...
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Zoom.us Installer bypassing security

Has anyone else experienced this with any app install, or with the Zoom.us installer specifically? Normally, when you start an installer for an application in a Mac, it will go through the steps of ...
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Aligning, moving and enlarging partitions seems impossible

A friend's MacBook (mid 2009 model) was stuck at the boot screen and I have discovered that the HDD was failing, so I've replaced the failing regular 320GB HDD with a Samsung 860 evo 500GB SSD. I ...
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How to repair OS X Snow Leopard from USB Stick

My operating system (Snow Leopard) was running quite good but I used some tools from internet to free some HDD space. Then some days later I figured out that Safary is not able to start anymore. Now ...
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What exactly do I get when I purchase an older version of Mac OS X?

I recently acquired an older iMac 5,1 with 3 GB RAM, currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8, and from what I can gather online it is able to run "Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion". I found that it is available for ...
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Problems with faulty update installer boot

I'm having a problem with a macOS update. In short, I downloaded the update that requires a system reboot. But this happens: at boot time the machine starts the update installation disk, the ...
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Reinstallation mac os x el capitan

Is it possible to reinstall mac os x el capitan to a macbook pro (2009) using a bootable usb made in windows? The internal disk is already erased and empty.
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Not able to select a disk to reinstall OS in safe mode

I have iMac A1418 with High Sierra on it. I had to erase entire Macintosh HD disk hoping to reinstall OS on a ‘clean’ drive. Unfortunately I’m not able to accomplish this as when I select “Reinstall ...
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Problems with new Apple ID for a macOS installation

My friend gave me an old macOS (El Capitan). I formatted the disk and created a new Apple ID online. When I tried to log in to continue the reinstallation of the OS, it says that the Apple ID is not ...
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Installation and configuration automation tool

I'm a developer and would like to automate MacOS configuration as much as possible. I'd like to avoid using TimeMachine as it just restores a backup. I'd like to be able to re-install a system from ...
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Can't install OS X El Capitan [duplicate]

after I entered my apple ID "this item is temporarily unavailable" always appear, I already tried internet recovery but it doesn't work, I don't know what to do anymore.
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I installed rEFIND Boot Manager, got mysterious Legacy OS thing that doesn't work [closed]

Is there a detailed way to fix and prevent this? and how do you completely install the 0.11.2 version of rEFInd? for further detail, it was installed on USB flash drive a few months back. and even now ...
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stuck in the mud — trying to install new MacOS from USB

I have an iMac with a blank hard drive. The HD has been erased and formatted using the Disk Utility. Now I want to install MacOS -- any MacOS. When I try to install High Sierra from a 16 GB USB ...
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installing software on MacBook in /usr/bin

I'm trying to install a set of software tools, the "PureScript compiler", on my Mac. I actually installed an older version with npm, like sudo npm install -g purs I need to get the latest version, ...
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Cannot install brew on Mojave with Xcode10 [duplicate]

I can not install some packages in home-brew like brew install octave. Installed on my Mac: macOS 10.14 Beta (18A293u) Xcode 9.3 (9E145) Xcode 10.0 beta (10L176w) This issue have ...
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Move an app to applications when it's installed itself elsewhere [duplicate]

I installed SmartGit on my iMac, and it put itself in the Eric's iMac folder, adjacent to Macintosh HD. When I open the SmartGit 18.1.2 folder, it has the following contents: It would be nice if I ...
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Installing ffmpeg from dmg and then running from a terminal, is there a better way?

From here: https://ffmpeg.org/download.html#build-mac I chose static builds 64-bit which too me to https://evermeet.cx/ffmpeg/ I then downloaded this: and opened it using this: which gave ...
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Can't Install Any Mac OS on Core 2 Duo Macbook

My old hard drive died and so I bought a new SSD, I put it in my macbook and plugged in the USB hard drive with the installation media, but no matter what it just won't boot into the installer: I see ...
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I reformatted my MacBook and now my disk is gone

I reformatted my MacBook, and I am trying to reinstall macOS but I can't find any Disk. The recovery partition is non-existent, so I tried Internet Recovery to reinstall macOS but the problem persists....
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Downloading old macOS from a newer Mac to install on an external hard drive

I have an older MacBook Pro that had some HDD issues. Now the Mac doesn't have a working OS and I need to install MacOS. The newest version that it can use is Mac OS Mountain Lion. So I borrowed a ...
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Wiped drive, now can’t reinstall El Capitan from Recovery because the “item is temporarily unavailable”

I wanted to clear room on my computer, so I restarted the computer with cmd+r keys and opened OS X Utilities. I erased my drive and wanted to reinstall OS X El Capitan. After I agreed to the terms ...